Sigurdsson Snubbed Reds For Spurs
New Tottenham signing Gylfi Sigurdsson has admitted he turned down the opportunity to join Brendan Rodgers’ Liverpool in favour of Spurs as he believes the club has more going for it.
The Icelandic attacker joins Spurs after a spell under Rodgers at Swansea City last term, but told The Sun he believes his best chance of success is at White Hart Lane rather than Anfield.
“Liverpool are also a fantastic club but if you look at where Tottenham have finished in the last few years, they finished above Liverpool,” Sigurdsson said.
Tottenham finished fourth during the 2011-12 campaign, while Liverpool were well down the table in eighth although they did win the League Cup.
Sigurdsson added: “Everything about Tottenham just felt right for me. With a new manager (Andre Villas-Boas), a new training ground and plans for a new stadium, I believe there are exciting times are ahead.
“I think everyone expected me to follow Brendan. But I had made my mind up to come to Tottenham and I’m happy with my decision.”
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