Ben Davies has revealed that he found it ‘pretty difficult’ to turn down Tottenham Hotspur’s offer in the summer transfer window.
The Wales international left-back had a hugely impressive 2013-14 Premier League campaign for the Swans and was snapped up by an ambitious Tottenham side.
Davies was actually in the USA when Spurs made the bid. The youngster was on a US tour with Swansea, and it was in Oregon where he finalised his transfer to the North London club.
‘It was pretty hectic’, the Welshman told BBC Sport. ‘It came out of the blue and, when the chance arrived, it was a pretty difficult one to turn down.
‘It was quite strange having to do it all when I was on pre-season in America, but we got there in the end’.
Davies, though, has struggled to cement his place in Tottenham’s starting line-up so far this season.
The youngster has made just one appearance in the Premier League in which he won 50% of the duels and had a pass accuracy of 83%.
However, the Welshman has been given his chances in the Europa League and the League Cup, and he seems to be happy with that for the time being.
‘I'm playing a game a week like I would be if I was still at Swansea’, he said. ‘I’m still getting 90 minutes under my belt at a good level.
‘It [the Europa League] is still a good competition and one where we really want to push on, and hopefully we can do well in that competition’.
Tottenham are currently eighth in the Premier League table with 14 points from 10 matches, three points behind fourth-placed Arsenal.