Tottenham today have announced the signings of Romanian centre back Vlad Chiriches and Argentinian forward Erik Lamela.
Chiriches, the former Steaua Bucharest player comes to Tottenham as a back-up defender, after the north London club let Steven Caulker go to Cardiff for a fee of £8.5 million earlier this summer. Chiriches is believed to have joined on a five year deal that will keep him at the club until 2018.
Chiriches made 62 appearances for Steaua Bucharest in total, but he will have to work hard to get a starting place in the Tottenham team, as he faces stiff competition from the likes of Michael Dawson, Jan Vertonghen and Younus Kaboul all of whom are first team regulars under AVB.
When speaking at a press conference, Andre Villas-Boas commented on Chiriches by saying "He has tremendous qualities coming out with the ball and that's what we like in our defenders. He is also a great leader."
Tottenham then announced their second signing of the day in the 21 year old AS Roma forward Erik Lamela.
Lamela becomes Tottenham's third record transfer of the summer, as the final fee believed for the Argentinian is around the £30 million mark. Lamela will most likely replace Gareth Bale, when his inevitable departure is announced.
With, Spurs being close to a deal that brings Christian Eriksen to White Hart Lane. Spur's new look team seems to be shaping up very nicely and it will be interesting to see how they fare, in the north London derby this weekend.
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