Who Are Ya? Vlad Chiriches (Tottenham Hotspur)
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Name: Vlad Chiriches
Signed from: Steaua Bucharest
Fee: Undisclosed (reported £8.5m)
Did you know?
Chiriches almost joined Spurs at the start of the move until jailed Steaua owner Gigi Becali vetoed the move from behind bars, saying Chiriches would not leave until January.
What’s the deal?
Andre Villas Boas has brought in the centre-back he has been after since allowing Steven Caulker to move to Cardiff and released William Gallas earlier this summer.
Chiriches is a Romania international who has been capped 19 times.
What do they say?
“Spurs play very good football and this is my type of football.”
“Vlad Chiriches, there is an interest in the player. Maybe somebody steals him as well! I’m telling you we have looked to strengthen our backline with the departure of Steven Caulker, last year we had Younes [Kaboul] injured for the season but we had five, so we are looking for the position and we are going to go ahead with our re-strengthening.”
Spurs boss Andre Villas Boas