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Eriksen: Levy big influence on Tottenham choice

Christian Eriksen admits Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy was a big influence in his decision to move to White Hart Lane. At £11.5million, Eriksen is a relative snip compared to Spurs' other transfer business this summer.

Andre Villas-Boas broke the club's transfer record three times, signing Paulinho (£17m), Roberto Soldado (£26m) and Erik Lamela (£30m).

"Why did I come to Spurs? It just felt right," said Eriksen.

"I talked a little bit with the manager - but I had more to do with the chairman (Daniel) Levy and the director (Franco) Baldini. They were the guys who really had the right words.

"The things they said and when it came to looking around it just felt right and it was pretty easy for me to say yes.

"I also talked a lot with (former Ajax team-mate) Jan Vertonghen and texted him a few times so he had a big role."

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