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Rodgers cries foul as Sigurdsson chooses Tottenham over Liverpool

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Gylfi Sigurdsson has snubbed a move to Liverpool to join Tottenham, reported Setanta Sports. The Icelandic international was expected to rejoin former Swansea boss Brendan Rodgers at Anfield but the player has chosen to move to White Hart Lane stating that Spurs have great ambition and better players. However, the Liverpool manager has accused the player of being money obsessed and hinted that it was the reason he preferred Spurs.

The 22 year-old midfielder gained several fans for his direct style of play when he joined Swansea City on loan last season. The player was expected to make a permanent move to the Liberty Stadium, but following the departure of Rodgers, Liverpool were expected to land the player this summer. However, Sigurdsson has now moved to North London and will play under Andre Villas-Boas next summer.

The attacking midfielder told Icelandic website mbl.is, "I enjoyed playing under Brendan and I am grateful for everything he has done for me, but after careful consideration I liked Spurs best. The team has world-class players in their ranks and they play good football, which I like. I was impressed with the club's plans for next season and the coming years. There is clearly great ambition at Tottenham and the club intends to do big things."

The Liverpool boss rued the missed opportunity, but reiterated that he has a good squad and has shifted his attention to other targets. With Modric expected to leave Spurs this summer, Sigurdsson is an apt replacement in the midfield role. With Gareth Bale also committing to the club and new tactics likely to be employed by AVB, Tottenham could grow tremendously to become serious title contenders in a few years.