Tottenham star reveals why he shunned Liverpool

Christian Eriksen (Tottenham)

Christian Eriksen has revealed it was the personal touch of Franco Baldini and Daniel Levy that persuaded him to sign for Tottenham over Liverpool, reports the Daily Star. 

The young Dane was the subject of strong interest from both clubs over the summer, but eventually opted to make the switch to North London just a couple of days before deadline day.

Eriksen became the seventh and final signing of the Andre Villas-Boas revolution, after Tottenham were able to agree an £11.5million fee with Ajax.

Chairman Levy and Technical Director Baldini flew to Amsterdam to negotiate the deal, and Eriksen has revealed that their hard work paid off.

“I talked a little bit with the manager but I had more to do with the chairman and the director Baldini,” Eriksen said.

“They were the guys who really had the right words.

“The first contact was with my agent and then my agent talked to me and I said, ‘Go on, I really want to hear what they have got to say’.

“The day after my agent was [in London] to look around and see everything and talk with the big men, then the day after, they all went to Amsterdam to negotiate with Ajax.

“The next day, I was here for a medical. It went really quick. Just four days.

“It really impressed me that they wanted it so badly and wanted to do it so quickly.”

Eriksen shone during his home debut on Saturday, playing a part in both goals as Tottenham beat Norwich City 2-0.

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