Tottenham sign Chiriches from Steaua Bucharest

The promising centre-back becomes the fifth player to move to White Hart Lane this summer, for a fee reported to be in the region of £8.5 million, as Lamela and Eriksen near move
Tottenham have completed the signing of Vlad Chiriches from Steaua Bucharest.

The 23-year-old scored four goals in 62 appearances during his stay with Steaua, as well as earning 19 caps for the Romania national team.

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The highly-rated defender will now ply his trade at White Hart Lane after Spurs agreed a fee reported to be around the £8.5 million mark with the Bucharest outfit.

"We are delighted to announce that we have reached agreement with FC Steaua Bucharest for the transfer of Vlad Chiriches," a statement read on the club's official website.

Chiriches made his international debut in August 2011 and helped Steaua end their seven-year wait for the Romanian league championship last term, and also played part in their succesful Champions League qualifying campaign.

He becomes Spurs' fifth signing of the summer, joining Roberto Soldado, Paulinho, Etienne Capoue and Nacer Chadli at White Hart Lane, while Erik Lamela and Christian Eriksen are set to join from Roma and Ajax.