Kyle Naughton says Tottenham's transfer activity helped force his decision to leave the club.
Naughton told The Mail that the club's ongoing activity in the transfer market helped him realise it may be time to move on.
The second big factor was the competition with England international Kyle Walker.
He said: "Spurs are a massive club, they're forever bringing players in and out and sometimes it can be a little unsettling.
"Last year I played around 30 games while Kyle was injured, but he came back into the set-up and now he's playing every game again.
"He was flying and sometimes you've got to hold your hands up but I want to prove I'm a quality player who can play at the top level."
Naughton's competition with Walker was well known, and it was often clear he was second choice. Clearly he wanted to branch out and become top dog somewhere else.
Yet his comment about new signings coming in and players going out is interesting, as there were two players who have come in who can play in his position over the past six months.
Eric Dier and DeAndre Yedlin can both play at right-back, and to connect the dots it would seem their addition has helped make up his mind his days were numbered.