Nacer Chadli rejected other clubs to sign for Tottenham Hotspur

The Belgian international is delighted to have sealed his chance to play in the Premier League.

Tottenham Hotspur's winger recruit, Nacer Chadli, 24, formerly of FC Twente, is hoping to break into the White Hart Lane first-team with immediate effect as it will fortify his stake of a first-team place in the Belgium national football team.

The dynamic winger, signed for £7m, brings with him a strong eye-for-goal and even has experience playing in North London.

Speaking to the club's official website, Chadli revealed his 'dream' to play in the Premier League. He said: 'Some clubs wanted me this summer but Tottenham Hotspur was the best choice for me and the best club, a club I can fit in to.'

The foundations of Chadli's Spurs switch may have been laid when Twente visited England to compete in a European tie, a match the forward was a part of and, despite suffering a loss, returned to the Netherlands impressed with the stature of the club.

'I played here three years ago for Twente and I was really impressed with the club, the stadium and all the players. I remember playing at White Hart Lane, we lost 4-1 but I scored the goal for Twente. I came on after 15 minutes because of an injury and it was unbelievable, the stadium, the feel of the pitch, the supporters so for the team and I liked it.

'We then drew in the second game and I scored the last goal to make it 3-3. I like the club and the way they play.'

As a goal-scorer, Chadli has found the net in a variety of ways and against a number of high quality sides such as PSV Eindhoven in the Eredivisie, Werder Bremen in the Champions League and, of course, against Tottenham.

He hopes he is able to transfer that prowess to the Premier League: 'I scored the most goals for Apeldoorn in my last season and also for Twente last season.

'I’m just getting better and better in front of goal and trying to improve myself. I hope I can make it here in the Premier League, I’m confident. On the wings you normally give more assists, but I scored more goals. It’s important to try and improve every game, to make an assist or a goal to help the team win.'

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