Lyon midfielder Pape Cheikh has revealed he turned down the chance to join Tottenham to make the switch to the Ligue 1 side.
Reports suggested Spurs were looking to get a deal over the line for Cheikh while he was at Celta Vigo but Lyon managed to win the battle last summer for the player’s services.
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Now enjoying his time in Lyon, Cheikh has now confirmed the previous interest from Tottenham but says he is happy he turned down a switch to north London for a move to France.
He told AS: “It was a hard decision. Tottenham also wanted me and the truth that their name sounded louder… but the idea of Lyon attracted me.
I knew it was a club that works with young people, you work with them, they help you grow. And I think I guessed right.”Copyright © 2020 Completesports.com All rights reserved. The information contained in Completesports.com may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without the prior written authority of Completesports.com.