Ex-Liverpool star: I turned down Tottenham

Liverpool icon Steven Gerrard has revealed that he turned down the chance to sign for Tottenham after his decision to leave Anfield.

The Kop hero has spent an entire career with his boyhood club but opted for a new challenge at the end of last season, signing for MLS side LA Galaxy.

His decision to leave the Merseyside club was his dwindling influence at Anfield, with the veteran no longer guaranteed a starting berth week-in, week-out.

However, the former England international has revealed that he had plenty of proposals from European clubs and that he could have ended up at White Hart Lane if he had so wished.

“The first offer came from Besiktas, then managed by Slaven Bilic,” Sky Sports quote Gerrard as saying.

“Monaco were next. They came in strong. Paris Saint-Germain were also very keen. David Moyes called my agent a couple of times, to see whether I would be interested in playing for him at Real Sociedad.

“A few English clubs called but I wouldn’t play against Liverpool. There was interest from Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino. It was good to know he still rated me.

“I was sure I could play in the Premier League for another year but there would not have been much of a buzz doing the same thing all over again with Tottenham.

“I was slightly interested in PSG and Monaco but how could I come back to Anfield if there was a European game?”

Tottenham have a young team full of promise, but are lacking a real leader in the centre of midfield.

As such most Spurs fans would have surely loved to have seen Gerrard in their team.

 


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