Sigurdsson sees exciting times at Tottenham

Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson has revealed his chose to join Andre Villas-Boas rather than Brendan Rodgers and Liverpool because he believes everything is in place at White Hart Lane for an exciting future, the Daily Telegraph has reported.

Sigurdsson played under Rodgers at Reading and spent the second half of last season on loan with Rodgers’ Swansea City, and had appeared set to stay at the Liberty Stadium on a permanent deal. But when Rodgers moved to Liverpool Sigurdsson was expected to follow suit, only for Tottenham to make a late and successful bid to tempt the Iceland midfielder to the capital.

The Telegraph notes that Rodgers was angered that Sigurdsson chose to join Spurs over Liverpool, with the Reds boss hinting that Sigurdsson’s wage demands were too high to complete the move to Merseyside, but the 22-year-old insists he picked Tottenham because he is excited at what lies ahead.

Sigurdsson said: “There’s nothing wrong with Liverpool but there’s everything right about Tottenham. 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.

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