Lazio announce signing of one of Spurs' biggest flops

Lazio have confirmed that they have signed Portuguese international striker Helder Postiga from Spanish side Valencia.

Tottenham fans still remember Helder Postiga for his miserable spell at White Hart Lane but Lazio seem pleased to have snapped him up from Valencia.

The 31-year-old has a decent scoring record for Portugal with 27 goals in 65 games and has mustered a respectable tally at most clubs he has played for.

But Postiga's brief foray into English football was a failure when he signed for Tottenham for £6.25m in 2003.

The marksman only scored twice in his entire time at the club - one coming in the League Cup - and he was widely derided for his off-key performances.

Since leaving Spurs, Postiga has travelled across Europe, playing in Portugal, France, Greece and most recently Spain for Real Zaragoza and Valencia.

Having stated that an attempted move for West Brom striker Nicolas Anelka was a 'red herring', Lazio chief Claudio Lotito has now added Postiga to his ranks.

Postiga arrived at Lazio's Formello training ground just after Brazilian midfielder Hernanes had left for Inter and some fans were still protesting the sale.

"I will give everything in the Lazio shirt to try and arrive at the World Cup on top form," Postiga said.

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