Tottenham Transfer News: Spurs Reportedly Agree to Sign Vlad Chiriches

Timothy RappFeatured ColumnistAugust 25, 2013

AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS - MARCH 26:  Vlad Chiriches of Romania in action during the Group 4 FIFA 2014 World Cup Qualifier match between Netherlands and Romania at Amsterdam Arena on March 26, 2013 in Amsterdam, Netherlands.  (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)
Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images

Needing to add depth in central defense, Tottenham has turned to Steaua Bucharest's Vlad Chiriches, finalizing a deal that has been in the works for some time.

From AFP (via

Tottenham Hotspur have agreed terms with Steaua Bucharest to buy defender Vlad Chiriches, the Romanian side's coach, Laurentiu Reghecampf said today.

'The clubs have agreed on the transfer and I am happy for him,' Reghecampf told a news conference.

Steaua general manager Mihai Stoica said that the transfer fee had been set at €9.5million, which would be a record for the 1986 European champions. The 23-year-old Chiriches joined Steaua in January 2012. He has been capped 19 times for Romania.