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'Spurs supremos charmed me', says Christian Eriksen

17 Sep 2013 09:31:52

'Spurs supremos charmed me', says Christian Eriksen

Christian Eriksen has revealed it was the personal touch of Daniel Levy and Franco Baldini that persuaded him to sign for Tottenham.

Eriksen's Tottenham career may just be 71 minutes old, but the playmaker is already a fans' favourite following his impressive debut in the 2-0 win over Norwich.

The Dane became the seventh and final signing of a busy summer for the north London club when he completed an £11.5million move from Ajax on the Friday before the transfer window shut.

Levy has become renowned for his love of a last-minute deal, but the Tottenham chairman resolved to get his squad in tip-top shape early on in this transfer window to offset the damaging loss of Gareth Bale to Real Madrid.

Gone are the days when Levy would launch last-gasp raids for cheap signings, such as he tried to do with Phil Neville and Charlie Adam in the Harry Redknapp era.

This time, he and technical director Baldini sought to wrap up Eriksen's signing quickly by flying to Amsterdam to negotiate with the Dutch club and the move paid off.

"I talked a little bit with the manager but I had more to do with the chairman and the director Baldini. They were they guys who really had the right words," Eriksen said.

"The first contact was with my agent and then my agent talked to me and I said, 'Go on, I really want to hear what they have got to say'.

"The day after my agent was (in London) to look around and see everything and talk with the big men, then the day after, they all went to Amsterdam to negotiate with Ajax.

"The next day, I was here for a medical. It went really quick. Just four days.


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