Tottenham agree personal terms with Vlad Chiriches: 5-year deal, €1.2m per season
Reports from Romania on Tuesday afternoon suggest the Tottenham signing of Romanian defender Vlad Chiriches is inching closer.
Agent Victor Becali is widely quoted by the Romanian media confirming the transfer which was confirmed by Steaua Bucharest coach Laurențiu Reghecampf on Saturday night.
According to Becali: “Chiriches will sign a 5 year deal with Spurs, he’ll earn 1.2 million euros per season.”
Becali also fielded questions on why Chriches would not be earning more in the Premier League, to which he replied: “There are lots of players playing in the Premier League who earn much less money. Everyone looks at Rooney’s salary…”
Vlad Chiriches is now expected to miss Steaua Bucharest’s match in the Champions League with Legia Warsaw this evening. It is a crucial game for the Romanians who are locked at 1-1 with the Poles from the first leg.
The Romanian media suggest Chiriches will sign for Tottenham on Wednesday, after he completes a medical.
Spurs are reportedly paying 9.5 million euros for a centre back considered to be one of the best ball-playing defenders in all of Europe and impressed for Steaua in their run in the Europa League last season -especially with a wonder goal v Ajax – see second video below.
He is also strong in the air and looks suited to English football suggesting Andre Villas-Boas may have pulled out another fine player this summer after the confirmed Tottenham signings of Paulinho, Etienne Capoue, Roberto Soldado and Nacer Chadli.
Watch Live Stream
- WTF: Cristian Săpunaru (Pandurii) spits at Steaua Bucharest fans after 1-0 defeat (Video)March 30, 2016
- When Spurs bought Vlad Chiriches they also paid €1.5m for 1st option on Gabi Iancu [Pro Sport]February 16, 2016
- Learn all about the crazy situation at Steaua Bucharest with this superb documentary [Video]March 4, 2015
- Who are ya! Steaua Bucharest lose identity after court loss, play match as “hosts” [Pictures]December 8, 2014
- Christian Erisken’s weekly wage at Spurs is less than half that of Newcastle’s Jonjo ShelveyJuly 30, 2016
- Arsenal mock Spurs on Twitter after beating MLS All-Stars 2-1July 29, 2016
- Arsenal Troll Spurs after beating the MLS All StarsJuly 29, 2016
- Spurs winger Erik Lamela destroys a soul with a stunning nutmeg in training (Video)July 27, 2016