Clinton Njie says these three Spurs stars inspired his move to Tottenham

Nabil Bentaleb Spurs

The summer signing has been discussing his White Hart Lane switch.

Clinton Njie says he was inspired to move to Tottenham Hotspur after seeing their progressive football - which included several young stars, according to the Daily Mirror.

Indeed, the 22-year-old sacrificed Champions League football to join the Premier League this summer - something a number of reporters were quick to question the forward about during his pre-match press conference on Wednesday afternoon.

But his decision was made easier, the Tottenham signing claims, by watching the likes of Harry Kane, Erik Lamela and Nabil Bentaleb last season.

The use of such young, promising players sent good vibes to Njie and created the belief that he, too, would get his chance if he moved to White Hart Lane.

Njie is quoted as telling reporters: "I watch a lot of the English league, Tottenham is one of the big clubs in England and I watched them play and saw a lot of young players like Harry Kane, Erik Lamela, Nabil Bentaleb and others.

"That’s one of the reasons to make me go - I could see how progressive Tottenham are."

Interestingly, Bentaleb is now a man out of form - and fitness since picking up an injury for a few weeks - although Lamela is playing better now than at any point last season.

Obviously, Kane’s rise will have been eye-catching to any 22-year-old forward in Europe.

Injury to Heung-Min Son could well see Njie’s place in Spurs’ starting XI v Monaco secured on Thursday night. Will he be able to impress?

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