Tottenham Hotspur sign Vlad Chiriches for £8.5million
Gareth Bale might be set to leave White Hart Lane over the next couple of days, although Andre Villas-Boas has brought in plenty of new faces and the latest of these is Vlad Chiriches.
August 30th, 2013
The Romanian is set to join Tottenham for £8.5million, with Spurs having agreed the fee with Steaua Bucharest for the 23-year-old who will make up for the departures of William Gallas and Steven Caulker this summer.
Tottenham posted on their Twitter feed: “We’re delighted to announce we have reached agreement with FC Steaua Bucharest for the transfer of Vlad Chiriches.”
Chiriches was delighted to complete the move ahead of the transfer window closing which means that Spurs have spent £67million over the summer, although he might find it tough to break into the first team ahead of Jan Vertonghen, Michael Dawson and Younes Kaboul.
“For me, this is something incredible. A dream come true,” he said.
“He is an interesting player that has been followed by lots of teams,” Andre Villas-Boas said.
“He has tremendous qualities coming out with the ball and that’s what we like in our defenders. He is a great leader.”
Ajax’s Christian Eriksen and Roma midfielder Erik Lamela both had medicals yesterday and could complete their respective transfers to White Hart Lane today.