Tottenham newbie reveals transfer snub

Christian Eriksen (Tottenham)

Tottenham new boy Christian Eriksen has claimed that he turned down a move to Manchester City last summer, as reported by the Telegraph.

The former Ajax man has made a significant impact at White Hart Lane already after his £12million move in the summer and is set to start again today as Spurs visit the Cardiff City Stadium.

Eriksen has revealed that he rejected to chance to join title chasing City as he was not confident he would start on a weekly basis and playing regular football is all he wants to do.

Players such as Scott Sinclair, Samir Nasri and even now Stevan Jovetic and Alvaro Negredo have joined the Manchester club only to be used sparingly under previous and current managers.

Eriksen is happy that he got the chance to join Spurs where he is certain to become a key man.

“It took me a while to get here because I said no a few times,” Eriksen said

“Last summer City really wanted to try to sign me, but it didn’t feel right for me. I didn’t feel ready for a league like the Premier League and now it looks like I moved at the right time.

“Maybe I wouldn’t have played at City and I wouldn’t go to a club just to stay on the bench. A lot of players moved from Ajax in the last year and it gave me responsibility and made me grow. It made me better.

“It was exciting there, but you have to wait for the right club to come along.”

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