Shun Spurs for 'top club', Davids tells defender

Ajax defender Urby Emanuelson is set to stay in Holland, ruling out a move to Tottenham.

Ajax defender Urby Emanuelson is set to stay in Holland, ruling out a move to Tottenham.

The 21-year-old has been linked with a move to White Hart Lane but made his decision after speaking with former Spurs midfielder Edgar Davids.

"Edgar told me it was a great club, but that I should not join Spurs," Emanuelson told Sportweek magazine.

"He said to me: 'You are an Ajax player, you are young and talented, so you only need to go to a top club in England, Spain or Italy'.

"I have thought about what he said and I think he is right."

Spurs have signed Chris Gunter from Cardiff so far in the January transfer window and chairman Daniel Levy has said spending will be limited to "essential" deals.

Spurs have been linked with a move for Gianluca Zambrotta, but the agent of the Barcelona full-back has played down suggestions he could move to England this month.

"Gianluca will stay at Barcelona at least until June and then we will see," said Marcello Bonetto.

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