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Tottenham midfielder Bentancur: Cavani, Suarez convinced me about Prem

Tottenham midfielder Rodrigo Bentancur admits he asked Manchester United striker Edinson Cavani about the Premier League before leaving Juventus.

Bentancur was on international duty when he joined Spurs on deadline day in the January transfer window, in a deal understood to be worth £16million from Juventus.

Speaking to Sky Sports, Bentancur said: "I was following my situation [transfer to Tottenham] while on international duty, and as soon as Luis Suarez found out that there was a possibility of me coming to play in the Premier League, and for Tottenham, he made himself available to give me as much information as I required.

"Suarez said it would be a great move for me and it would help me both professionally and personally. If I needed anything, he was willing to help me out.

"Edinson Cavani got involved too. I asked him [about the move], even though he will be an opponent, and he said it was a spectacular league to play in and it would benefit me greatly."


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