After swapping Ajax for Tottenham on the final days of the transfer window, Christian Eriksen has given his reasons for joining the English Premier League side.

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eriksen cLinked with a move away from Amsterdam all summer, as he came into the final year of his Ajax contract, Eriksen finally accepted the offer from Tottenham.

In an interview, Eriksen has stated that although their was not many offers left on the table, he feels the move to Spurs is the right one for his career.

Eriksen told BT: “There were not that many clubs to choose from in the end and no-one were closer than Tottenham.”

“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.”

“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 also realises that he will face a fight to get into the first team, with a number of talented midfielders already at Tottenham.

The Dane added,  “I might need to acclimatise, so I am not expecting to play all the games. But then I don’t know what the manager has planned for me.

“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.”

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