Tottenham have completed the signing of Lens midfielder Adel Taarabt, who has been on loan with the Premier League club since January.

Taarabt, who has represented France at Under-16, Under-17 and Under-18 levels, impressed for Spurs reserves and was rewarded with a place in the first team squad.

Sporting director Damien Comolli told his club´s official website, www.tottenhamhotspur.com: "I didn´t expect Adel to break into the first team group so early. We are very happy he will be committing his future to us in making this move permanent."

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