France international Etienne Capoue has confirmed he has passed a medical at White Hart Lane, and is set to make his move to the north London club official.
Tottenham are poised to complete a deal for Toulouse midfielder Etienne Capoue, with the completion of a deal very close.
The versatile 25-year-old has caught Andre Villas-Boas’ eye as he looks to continue his summer of recruitment, and Spurs had a bid for the player accepted last week.
Despite the deal looking sure to be completed, a delay in proceedings has seen neither Tottenham or Toulouse confirm the transfer.
However, Capoue has revealed that he has passed a medical in London, and will be at the Tottenham training ground on Thursday morning.
"There are only some paperwork to sign now. I will be at the training ground tomorrow," he said on Wednesday evening.
"Tottenham is a super club. It's the best club to continue my career. It should be official very quickly now."
Spurs fans will hope that Capoue will be available for the club’s Premier League opener against Crystal Palace on Sunday.
His acquisition is a timely buy, as Scott Parker looks set to move to QPR, while Tom Huddlestone and Jake Livermore are ready to secure switches to newly promoted Hull City.
Capoue will become Villas-Boas’ fourth international summer signing, after the Portuguese manager has added Paulinho, Nacer Chadli and Roberto Soldado to his star-studded squad.
Given that Tottenham have slight concerns at centre-half ahead of the game against Palace, Capoue’s presence will give the team some reprieve. Jan Vertonghen is an injury doubt, and as such the only recognised available centre-halves are Michael Dawson and Younes Caboul, who is coming back from a long-term injury himself.
Although Capoue has been utilised predominantly as a defensive midfielder in his career to date, he has also slotted in at the heart of his team’s backline is required. It is this versatility that Villas-Boas will look to take advantage of in the upcoming campaign.
Tottenham’s movements in the transfer window this summer have been overwhelmingly positive, with all four new faces adding real quality to a top-class side already. Despite the speculation over Gareth Bale’s future, Spurs have went about their business professionally and with ambition, and as such look like a stronger team now than the one that ended last season.
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