New Spurs signing believes the club are title challengers.
New Tottenham signing Christian Eriksen has explained his decision to join the club from Ajax, saying the club’s ambition won him over, according to Sky Sports.
The talented 21-year-old has established himself as one of the most exciting young players in the world since first becoming a regular for Ajax as a teenager, and was believed to have a long queue of clubs chasing him in this summer’s transfer window.
However, in the end it was Spurs that sealed his signing, bringing him in as one of many new signings following the lucrative sale of Gareth Bale to Real Madrid.
Eriksen is also believed to have been watched by the likes of Borussia Dortmund, Juventus and Liverpool, but is happy with his decision to move to White Hart Lane, citing Andre Villas-Boas as playing a big part in convincing him to choose Spurs.
“There were a lot of rumours, but I only felt right about the approach from Tottenham. The club followed me for a long time and really showed intent,” the Dane said.
“It was the whole package that attracted me. I spoke briefly with the manager and my impression is that he is a very good manager. The goal is to challenge for the title. That is what the club wants and that is what I want.”
Eriksen joins the likes of Erik Lamela, Roberto Soldado, Paulinho and Etienne Capoue as over £100m’s worth of exciting new signings at the north London club this summer, making them the highest spenders in the Premier League this transfer window.
It also means a great deal of competition for places in the side, and Eriksen says he knows he will have to work hard to be a regular starter.
He added: “From the conversations I have had, they have indicated that they see me as an attacking midfielder, a creative player.
“They have also told me that you are expected to fight for a spot on the team because there are a lot of good players here. But, of course, I hope things will fall to my advantage.”