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The 22-year-old will become Andre Villas-Boas' first signing as Spurs' head coach in an 8 million pounds deal.

Tottenham has announced the signing of midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson from Hoffenheim on its official website.

The 22-year-old will become Andre Villas-Boas' first signing as Spurs' head coach in an 8 million pounds deal.

Sigurdsson is understood to have agreed a salary package worth 50,000 pounds-a-week after Spurs fought off competition from Liverpool.

The Reds had been in pole position to sign Sigurdsson as the player appeared keen to reunite with Brendan Rodgers, with whom he worked at Swansea during a loan spell last season.

But Tottenham made its move for the former Reading man and agreed a deal in principle last week.

Sigurdsson scored seven goals last season in 19 appearances for Swansea and was keen to return to the Premier League.

The Swans had agreed terms to make Sigurdsson's move permanent but their hopes were ended when Rodgers departed to take over at Anfield.

His arrival could raise questions over the future of Rafael Van der Vaart, who has been strongly linked with a return to Germany where Hamburg and Schalke are both monitoring his situation.

Spurs are expected to be active in the transfer market ahead of the coming season as they back Villas-Boas, who was formally appointed on Tuesday, to get the club back in the Champions League.

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