Who Are Ya? Nacer Chadli (Tottenham)
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Name: Nacer Chadli
Position: Left winger
Signed from: FC Twente
Did you know?
As a young triallist at first club AGOVV Apeldoorn, he was forced to call himself Kaliffe to stop other clubs poaching him before he had signed a deal.
What’s the deal?
Pending a medical and agreeing personal terms, Chadli will be joining Spurs’ pre-season tour in Hong Kong.
He’s a Belgian international of Moroccan descent who plays on the left wing. Conspiracy theorists will point to a move away for Gareth Bale, while optimists will look forward to more balance on the Spurs left when Bale plays centrally.
He scored 31 goals in 106 games for Dutch side FC Twente.
What do they say?
“s a player he is extremely versatile, playing different positions up front. He has played with tremendous success on the left for Twente as a winger and as an attacker for Belgium.”
Spurs boss Andre Villas Boas
“I have rarely seen such a complete player like Nacer. I really do not know what he cannot do. Nacer is creative, strong, fast, has a great free-kick and he turns excellently. Everything is beautiful in him, even his face.”
Ex-FC Twente coach Co Adriaanse