Tottenham secure defender signing
Tottenham Hotspur have completed their fifth summer signing with their capture of Steaua Bucharest’s Vlad Chiriches.
As BBC Sport reports, the Romanian was set to join the London club in a deal believed to be around £8.5million.
Tottenham have now confirmed the deal on their official website after reaching an agreement with his current club.
Spurs boss Andre Villas-Boas highlighted his defence as somewhere that needs strengthened after Spurs sold Steven Caulker at the end of July and William Gallas was released, the BBC further reports.
Spurs have Younes Kaboul, although the 27-year-old only managed one appearance for the club last season due to a long-term knee injury and have drafted in the Romania international to strengthen their back-line.
Villas-Boas is also close to completing the signing of Argentinian winger Erik Lamela, the newspaper adds.
The 21-year-old will become AVB’s sixth summer signing, and third record breaking signing so far this window, taking the club’s summer spending to over £90million.
The spending does not appear to end there for Tottenham either, as BBC Sport also reported that the North London side are chasing highly rated Danish star Christian Eriksen.
Ajax have given Spurs permission to speak to the 21-year-old and there is still no agreement in place; however, Ajax boss Frank de Boer confirmed that Tottenham are in talks with the player.
“For us Christian is a key player, so if he leaves us before 2 September it is a big setback for the team,” BBC Sport reports de Boer as saying.
“But there is not a lot we can do. We cannot stop him leaving.
“It’s his choice. When the clubs have agreed the transfer, it is for him [to decide] whether he is going or not.”
Gareth Bale’s proposed record-breaking move to Real Madrid has once again stalled with Madrid vice-president Fernandez Tapias accusing the London side of ‘dragging their feet’ over the sale, as reported by the BBC.
However, the website also claims that all the Chiriches, Lamela and Eriksen deals will go through even if Bale’s transfer to Madrid collapses.