22-year-old Star Confirms Arsenal Contact & Reveals Why He Rejected Move

Clinton Njie has signed for Tottenham. [Picture: Getty Images]

Clinton Njie has signed for Tottenham. [Picture: Getty Images]

High-rated forward Clinton Njie who recently signed for Tottenham from Lyon, has explained why he turned down a move to Arsenal.

The Cameroon international’s transfer to the White Hart Lane on a five-year deal was officially confirmed by Spurs’ website last weekend.

Njie who turned 22 last week Friday, has also confirmed earlier claims that Arsenal had made contact with his agent regarding a move to the Emirates this summer, but that he had his mind set on joining Mauricio Pochettino’s side.

“I was never scared that my transfer to Tottenham would not be confirmed,” he told L’Equipe per Metro.

“I never spoke to Arsenal representatives on the phone, they simply contacted my agent.”

“My choice was made, I was determined to join Tottenham.”

“Here, I will be working under Mauricio Pochettino, a manager who plays youngsters and allows them to progress.”

Njie, who has scored six times in 11 games for Cameroon, played 43 matches for Lyon, where he found the net eight times and assisted a further nine goals.

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