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Eriksen 'impressed' by swift Spurs deal

Tottenham midfielder Christian Eriksen has revealed the Spurs' hierarchy were influential in sealing his switch to White Hart Lane this summer.

Christian Eriksen made his Spurs debut against Norwich.
Eriksen impressed on debut for Tottenham.

Eriksen made an impressive debut for Andre Villas-Boas' side in the 2-0 win over Norwich on Saturday after joining the club from Ajax in a deal reportedly worth £11.5 million.

Although he has spoken of his admiration for Tottenham and Villas-Boas, the Dane admits it was the desire of technical director Franco Baldini and chairman Daniel Levy to sign him that got the deal across the line.

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"I talked a little bit with the manager but I had more to do with the chairman and the director Baldini," Eriksen said. "They were they guys who really had the right words.

"The first contact was with my agent and then my agent talked to me and I said, 'Go on, I really want to hear what they have got to say'.

"The day after my agent was (in London) to look around and see everything and talk with the big men, then the day after, they all went to Amsterdam to negotiate with Ajax. The next day, I was here for a medical. It went really quick. Just four days.

"It really impressed me that they wanted it so badly and wanted to do it so quickly."

Eriksen was also lured by Spurs' lofty ambitions for the coming seasons and is eager to quickly lift his side above rivals Arsenal in the Premier League.

"The club wants to be in the Champions League next season, for sure, and then we have, of course, to become champions," the 21-year-old added. "That is why he spent so much money on good players and that is just the sort of thing I want to be part of.

"We will have to turn that around for a start (sitting behind Arsenal). Overall our chances look really good. It is different. We are in a new squad and still have to learn about everything and everybody, but, we have had a good beginning."

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