The 25-year-old midfielder, who scored seven goals in 33 Ligue 1 appearances last term, becomes Andre Villas Boas' fourth signing this summer for a fee in the region of £9 millionTottenham have confirmed the signing of Toulouse midfielder Etienne Capoue for a fee in the region of £9 million.
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But Capoue, who can play in both midfielder and defence, has now joined Tottenham and will compete with Mousa Dembele, Sandro, Scott Parker and fellow summer signing Paulinho for a starting berth.
The news comes less than 24 hours after positional rivals Tom Huddlestone and Jake Livermore joined Hull, the latter on a season-long loan deal.
With their summer spending seemingly not over, Goal exclusively revealed on Wednesday that Spurs have lined up Roma star Erik Lamela as their priority target with ongoing speculation over the future of Gareth Bale.
Capoue could make his debut for Tottenham in the club's Premier League season opener against Crystal Palace on Sunday.