— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) August 30, 2013
Spurs have confirmed the signing of Steaua Bucharest defender Vlad Chiriches.
The centre-back is believed to have cost the north London club around £8.5m.
The 23-year-old Romania international played 62 times for Steaua after joining from Pandurii Targu Jiu.
Villas Boas was keen to secure defensive cover after selling Steven Caulker to Cardiff and releasing William Gallas.