Bergkamp reveals Hoddle attraction but felt Arsenal were ‘a bit above’ Spurs.
Arsenal legend Dennis Bergkamp says he had a number of options in England on leaving Inter Milan and has revealed he rejected the chance to join Tottenham.
Bergkamp joined Arsenal in 1995 after two frustrating years at Inter and went on to spend 11 years in North London, becoming a Gunners legend in the process.
But in his new autobiography, the Dutchman has revealed Arsenal were not the only Premier League club interested in signing him and says he considered joining Spurs because Glenn Hoddle had played for them.
“There were several options. Germany was in the picture as well, but I just couldn’t see myself there. The thought of playing for Bayern, it just … didn’t fit.
“And after Italy, Spain didn’t fit either. My mind was set on England. Man United weren’t interested and I wasn’t going to go to somewhere like Newcastle or Liverpool because of the travelling from Holland.
“Spurs was mentioned, and that had been Hoddle’s team, but even then I considered Arsenal to be a bit above Spurs. I’m not sure why.”