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Ivan Perisic delighted joining Tottenham as Champions League club

Ivan Perisic is delighted with his move to Tottenham.

His switch was confirmed by Spurs a few minutes after he put a statement out paying tribute to his 'unforgettable' time in Serie A.

Perisic leaves Inter Milan after seven years, albeit with one season spent on loan at Bayern Munich. He won Serie A under Antonio Conte's guidance at Inter, as well as the Coppa Italia and the Italian Super Cup.

Turning to his new club, he wasted no time in talking up Tottenham's superiority over bitter rivals Arsenal.

"I was waiting [in] the last two to three games, I was watching," he told SpursTV.

"After the victory against Arsenal, it was obvious Tottenham would go in the Champions League and it was good for me because I want to play the best games, do a great job in Champions League and Premier League and both cups.

"I'm really excited to start with the Spurs family. When I got a call from the coach and sporting director, I said I really wanted to play in the Premier League since 2009 when I starting to play professional football in Belgium.

"This is the moment and I can't wait.

"It was always my dream to play in the best five leagues in the world and the Premier League was a missing puzzle [piece]. Now I'm here and my hope is it's going to be perfect."

He added: "I'm going to bring a lot of hard work, I like to work a lot, for the team. I can play several positions in the system Tottenham is playing now. I'll bring also a lot of experience, I used to play for a lot of great clubs."

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