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Catania defender snubs Tottenham

Catania defender Nicolas Spolli has revealed that he rejected an opportunity to join Tottenham in the summer transfer window.

Spurs had reportedly launched a £7 million move on the Argentine on transfer deadline day, but the 30-year-old was not too keen on moving to English Premier League.

Spolli has now revealed his reasons behind his decision to snub a move to England in favour of signing a new deal at Stadio Angelo Massimino.

“I had told the President that I wanted to remain in Catania as soon as last season came to a close, before there was any talk of transfers,” Spolli said to La Sicilia newspaper.

“When the interest from Tottenham came in, the club didn’t even need to ask me, because they knew what my intentions were.

“I am happy in Catania, it’s a wonderful city and when I have the time it’s incredible to enjoy both the sea and Etna.”

Nicolas Spolli has only represented two clubs during the course of his career, having come through the youth ranks at Newell’s Old Boys and spending five years there before signing for the Elephants in 2009.

After scoring 9 goals in 107 league games for the Argentine giants, the centre-back quickly adapted to Italian Serie A, making a total of 113 league appearances for the club and scoring 5 goals in the process.

Thu 12 Sep, 2013
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