Sigurdsson looking forward to Tottenham challenge

New Tottenham signing Gylfi Sigurdsson has stated that he is looking forward to a new chapter in his career at White Hart Lane.

Despite an offer from former boss Brendan Rodgers at Liverpool, the Icelandic midfielder opted for a move to north London, and is eager to get his time with Andre Villas Boas’ men underway.

“There’s nothing wrong with Liverpool but there’s everything right about Tottenham,” The Telegraph report the playmaker as saying.

“Look at where Spurs have finished in the last few years, compared to Liverpool, and look at the squad here. It’s a fantastic team and with the new training ground, possibility of a new stadium, it’s exciting times.

“I spoke to Brendan briefly. Obviously I owe him a lot for what he did for me at Reading and bringing me back to England from Hoffenheim with Swansea.

“But it’s a new era for me. Spurs are a fantastic club, a club with a lot of additions, with players who are world-class. They finished fourth in the Premier League last season, fifth the year before and were in the Champions League – and this team are more than capable of being in the Champions League again,” he concluded.

By Gareth McKnight