Gylfi Sigurdsson has explained his reasons for choosing Tottenham Hotspur over Liverpool, suggesting that the North London side’s strength of playing squad and overall ambition attracted him way more than the prospect of moving to Anfield.
After impressing during his loan spell at Swansea last season, Sigurdsson was a wanted man at many a club this summer, with the Swans the initial favourites to claim his signature. However, that move disintegrated soon after manager Brendan Rodgers’ move to Liverpool, making the Reds favourites to lay claim to the talented 22-year old.
Tottenham however swooped in at the eleventh hour to earn the midfielder’s services, with the Iceland international explaining his reasons for ditching Rodgers and Liverpool.
“I enjoyed playing under Brendan and I am grateful for everything he has done for me,” Sigudsson told Icelandic website mbl.is. “But after careful consideration I liked Spurs best. The team has world-class players in their ranks and they play good football, which I like.”
He also heaped praise on the Spurs’ new manager Andre Villas-Boas, saying: “I like him and the ideas he has. He has faith in me and I’m looking forward to working under his leadership.
“I was impressed with the club’s plans for next season and the coming years. There is clearly great ambition at Tottenham and the club intends to do big things.”
The starlet also seemed delighted over the internal progress being made at the club, pointing at the club’s ability to tie Gareth Bale down to a new contract and the development of a new training ground as bright signs for the future.