Tottenham new boy Clinton Njie says he was right to reject Arsenal in favour of a move to White Hart Lane this summer.
Njie signed a five-year deal with Spurs last week after Spurs and Ligue 1 giants Lyon agreed a reported £10m fee for the Cameroon international’s transfer.
The 22-year-old revealed Arsenal had made a last-ditch attempt to snare him from the grasp of its North London rivals, but Njie insists he made the correct decision to sign with Tottenham,
“I was never scared that my transfer to Tottenham would not be confirmed. I never spoke to Arsenal representatives on the phone, they simply contacted my agent,” he is quoted as saying by Daily Express.
“My choice was made, I was determined to join Tottenham.
“Here, I will be working under Mauricio Pochettino, a manager who plays youngsters and allows them to progress.
“On Thursday, after I arrived in London and had my medical tests, he welcomed me, with the president Daniel Levy, to tell me that he hoped I would be available as quickly as possible.
“When I arrived in Europe, it was an aim and a dream to play one day in the Premier League.”
Njie scored seven goals in 37 appearances for Lyon after making his debut for the club back in 2012.
Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino has been keen to bolster his attack this summer, with Emmanuel Adebayor and Roberto Soldado expected to head out the door before the end of the transfer window.
Tottenham are also reportedly targeting Javier Hernandez and Saido Berahino, however it seems unlikely that Manchester United will be willing to sell Hernandez to one of its closest rivals.
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