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Lyon star reveals Spurs snub

11th March 2019, 15:46 by Alex Jack

Lyon midfielder Pape Cheikh has claimed he turned down the opportunity 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 Les Gones managed to win the battle for the player's services in the summer of 2017.

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 in favour of 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."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Alex Jack is a Yorkshireman with Scottish connections and well versed in a number of sports. A Leeds United supporter, who also enjoys both codes of rugby. Leeds Rhinos is where you can find him in the summer, while Alex is an avid supporter of Scottish rugby union.

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