Saha sweet on Spurs style

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Tottenham Hotspur's deadline day signing, Louis Saha, has revealed how excited he is by the prospect of joining a club with such attacking principles, and is confident he will fit straight into the style of play that has propelled them towards the top end of the Premier League table.

The 33-year-old Frenchman's arrival at White Hart Lane will mark the fifth English club the striker has played for, following on from stints at Newcastle, Fulham, Manchester United and most recently Everton.

Spurs boss Harry Redknapp has described Saha as 'bright and sharp, with great movement', and he will add to the already stiff competition for places in north London.

"It's a great feeling to be here," Saha told the club's official website. "I'm really excited.

"The squad is full of amazing players, always looking to win games and to play quick football. The speed of the play is fantastic. It's great to be part of that."

Saha will be hoping his vast experience of playing in the English top flight will add to a Tottenham strike force already brimming with talent, with Emmanuel Adebayor, Jermain Defoe and Rafael van der Vaart his direct competitors for a starting berth following the deadline day sale of Roman Pavlyuchenko to Lokomotiv Moscow.

The move also indirectly saw Steven Pienaar return to Goodison Park 12 months after leaving Merseyside for a Spurs spell that has been plagued by injury problems.

The former Toffees forward will be hoping for a little more luck during his stay, initially until the end of the campaign, with a view to a further 12 months. He is hopeful the club's style of play will help him settle in quickly.

"I thought about that straight away," continued Saha. "It is such an attacking side that always looks for the movement of the striker.

"I love to score goals and I see many opportunities with the wingers and the way we play. I just can't wait."

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