Ask any Liverpool or Swansea fan why Gylfi Sigurdsson chose Tottenham ahead of their own teams and you’ll get a predictable answer. However, our new Icelandic international spoke with the media yesterday and underlined the ambition at White Hart Lane that persuaded him to sign.
“I enjoyed playing under Brendan and I am grateful for everything he has done for me, but after careful consideration I liked Spurs best,” Sigurdsson said back in his native Iceland.
“The team has world-class players in their ranks and they play good football, which I like.
Sigurdsson also went on to say that he is impressed with the club’s outlook and plans for the near future.
“I was impressed with the club’s plans for next season and the coming years,” he added.
“There is clearly great ambition at Tottenham and the club intends to do big things.
“It is a pleasure to see that Gareth Bale has signed a new contract.
“There are top players in the team and the club is getting a new training ground.”
To be honest, even some of us, more cynical Spurs fans will look at money as a factor but we look forward to seeing Gylfi at the Lane and hopefully that ambition will be realised. Current odds for Tottenham to win the EPL are 21 to 1. EPL Betting odds courtesy of TAB Sportsbet.