Old Trafford

Next Game

Man Utd v Tottenham

Saturday, 08 August 2015, 12:45

Barclays Prem

Jedvaj admits Spurs chased him

New Roma signing Tin Jedvaj has claimed that Tottenham were keen on his signature prior to his move to Italy, but says that he is pleased to have joined the Serie A side.

Last Updated: 16/07/13 at 10:56 Post Comment

Andre Villas-Boas: Lost out to Roma in the chase for defender Tin Jedvaj

Andre Villas-Boas: Lost out to Roma in the chase for defender Tin Jedvaj

The 17-year old defender made the switch from Dinamo Zagreb for a fee of £4.3million earlier this week, despite Spurs' best efforts to bring him to White Hart Lane.

Jedvaj has represented Croatia at Under-19 level and the highly-rated youngster says that Roma beat a number of teams to complete the deal.

"I had many clubs who were interested in me, it's useless saying names," he told Roma's official website.

"The most important thing is being here. This is a club with a big history, with big names on the pitch.

"I'm sure I have joined one of the top three Italian sides. Everything went quickly and I didn't follow the news that they were talking about my arrival here."

Tottenham were reported to have been close to Jedvaj's signature but he says that the Italian side came in with a better offer and he has signed a three-year deal.

"In the last weeks, there had been a strong interest from Tottenham, but Roma did a strong negotiation and now I'm happy to be in this group, " he added.

"My hope is to win titles, to repay the faith the club showed me and to show myself at the best of my potential to help Roma gett a European place.

"My main aim is to stay here, playing with Roma and staying for many years. I feel myself ready to play with the main team and not the youth one.

"Do I know about Marquinhos? Sure, he only started playing with Roma last year and now the whole of Europe knows him. He's the best example that age doesn't count."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

Y

ou can't blame De Gea for wanting to leave, he has enough to do in front of goal as it is as well as taking on the role of Man Utd's version of Derek Acorah in trying to contact and organise a defence that isn't there.

rodger's gusset
Van Gaal downbeat on De Gea

I

f you want to take six points off Arsenal, then that's a great strike force. Can't imagine either of them showing much for the rest of the season though...

foot in mouth
Adebayor & Berbatov: You Have To Admire The Balls

L

ooks like Real get their man, most likely at their own valuation, yet again. Resistance is futile.

paul7702
Van Gaal downbeat on De Gea

Footer 365

Leicester agree club-record fee for Charles Aranguiz

Leicester are discussing terms with Charles Aranguiz after agreeing a club-record £10.5m fee with Internacional.

Andre Pirlo backs Liverpool's Mario Balotelli to prove his potential

Andrea Pirlo thinks Mario Balotelli can still be one of the "top forwards in Europe" despite his struggles at Liverpool.

West Brom reject approach from Aston Villa for Joleon Lescott

West Brom have rejected an approach from Aston Villa for central defender Joleon Lescott, according to reports.

Mail Box

Neville Has It Wrong On Chelsea...

One Mailboxer says that the Neviller has it slightly wrong on Chelsea. Plus thoughts on sexy Saints, pre-season reviews, Connor Wickham and televised analysis...

De Gea Disrespectful? Remember RVP...

We got dozens of mails from people pointing and laughing at Brian D for suggesting David de Gea has acted disrespectfully; we printed some. And there's more...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company