Levy’s Tottenham vision impresses Eriksen
Tuesday 17 September 2013
Recent Tottenham Hotspur signing Christian Eriksen has said that the vision of the club’s owner, Daniel Levy, helped persuade him to make the move to White Hart Lane, theLondon Evening Standard has reported.
Eriksen arrived at Tottenham for £11.5m from Ajax on August 30 after gaining considerable experience in Amsterdam, making 163 appearances and scoring 32 goals. At 21, he already has 39 caps for Denmark, and after making his debut in Saturday’s victory over Norwich City, he was given a standing ovation by the Tottenham supporters.
And the playmaker revealed that the words of Levy, and managing director Franco Baldini, convinced him to join. He said: "I talked a little bit with the manager but I had more to do with the chairman and the director Baldini. They were they 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 was the seventh and final signing of a busy summer for Tottenham, which saw them twice break their transfer record. Paulinho, Erik Lamela and Roberto Soldado were among the stars brought in, as they look to qualify for next season’s Champions League.
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