New Tottenham signing Clinton Njie has revealed that he turned down late interest from Arsenal to sign a five-year deal at White Hart Lane.
The 22-year-old who arrived from Ligue 1 club Lyon for a reported fee of £12million has become Spurs’ fifth signing of the summer transfer window, and the Cameroonian striker insists his move to the Blue half of North London was never in doubt.
“I was never scared that my transfer to Tottenham would not be confirmed,” Njie told French newspaper L’Equipe
“I never spoke to Arsenal representatives on the phone, they simply contacted my agent. My choice was made, I was determined to join Tottenham.”
Spurs fans will hope the signing of Clinton Njie will kick start their season as Tottenham have only picked up one point in their opening two games, after letting a two goal lead slip against Stoke on Saturday.
The news of Arsenal’s reported interest in Clinton Njie will only heighten speculation that Gunners boss Arsene Wenger is keen on signing another forward before the end of the summer transfer window.
The Reds have been heavily linked with Real Madrid superstar Karim Benzema in recent weeks and it will be interesting to see what business if any, Arsenal do in the next few weeks, with bringing in a striker seemingly being the top priority at the Emirates this summer.