Tanguy Ndombele has revealed the reasons he snubbed other major European sides in favour of Tottenham, listing manager Mauricio Pochettino as one of the key factors in his decision making.
The French midfielder became Spurs' record signing when he joined from Lyon for a fee
"What guided me was the Premier League, the top 4 in England, with a very good manager, who is going to help me to take steps forward," he said, via Get Football French News.
Ndombele went into further detail about Pochettino's influence on the move to the Premier League, claiming the love he felt from the Argentinian helped persuade him, while also being assured of growing and improving as a player under the 47-year-old.
"It is difficult to describe but he knows how to touch people, to leave a mark on people," he added.
"He looked at me in the eyes and said: “come with me, I am sure that you will progress.” It is these types of little things that made me want to sign over there. I could see that he really, genuinely wanted me, that he genuinely liked me."