Kaboul spurned trio for Spurs

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Younes Kaboul has revealed he chose to join Tottenham over Lyon, Chelsea and Juventus.

Spurs have paid Auxerre in the region of £7.5million for the France Under 21 international defender, who is the third new arrival at White Hart Lane this summer.

Kaboul says he could have opted for Lyon, Chelsea or Juventus, but believes he made the right choice in signing for Martin Jol's men.

"Why did I choose Tottenham? Simply because it is the Premier League," the 21-year-old told France Football.

"It is true there was contact with Lyon, but maybe Tottenham showed more desire to sign me.

"Considering the clubs which were following me, Chelsea and Juventus, people are surprised by my decision, and they tell me I chose a smaller club.

"But I believe it is a wise choice."