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Defender becomes Tottenham’s sixth summer departure

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Tottenham Hotspur have confirmed they have allowed their defender Vlad Chiriches join Napoli on Wednesday.

The 25-year-old joined the north London club from Steaua Bucharest in 2013. He failed to cement a regular place in the starting lineup as he managed just 43 appearances in two seasons at the White Hart Lane.

Watch Stoke 3-0 Spurs match highlights [VIDEO]

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Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino criticised his players after they suffered their heaviest defeat to Stoke in 80 years.

Spurs' Champions League hopes were extinguished at the Britannia Stadium in the most humiliating fashion as they were hammered 3-0 on Saturday.

Charlie Adam, Steven Nzonzi and Mame Diouf found the net thanks to three episodes of shoddy defending from the visitors.

Watch Stoke 3-0 Spurs match highlights [VIDEO]

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Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino criticised his players after they suffered their heaviest defeat to Stoke in 80 years.

Spurs' Champions League hopes were extinguished at the Britannia Stadium in the most humiliating fashion as they were hammered 3-0 on Saturday.

Charlie Adam, Steven Nzonzi and Mame Diouf found the net thanks to three episodes of shoddy defending from the visitors.

Introducing Kevin Wimmer: The Bundesliga defender heading to Spurs

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Tottenham Hotspur January transfer window preview: Why Pochettino must prune his squad

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Whatever the situation at White Hart Lane, Tottenham Hotspur are always reckoned on being one of the busier Premier League clubs in any given transfer window.

Spurs defender Vlad Chiriches set for Serie A switch with Juventus and Inter keen

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Video: Spurs defender Vlad Chiriches falls over drunk

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Tottenham defender Vlad Chiriches appears to have enjoyed a big night out in his native Romania at the weekend. With Spurs out of the FA Cup, the centre-back was free to head back to Bucharest for a drink or two. The 24-year-old was filmed using a wall to help him stay upright. But as soon [...]

Wilifried Bony Owns Vlad Chiriches

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Wilfried Bony showed a piece of skill which was right out of the Ronaldinho book of tricks as he owns Tottenham defender Vlad Chiriches, however the Tottenham defender did have the last laugh as Tottenham beat the Swan's 3-1 at the Liberty Stadium to keep their top 4 challenge well and truly alive with only goal difference separating them and Liverpool who occupy the coveted fourth spot!

Tottenham player ratings vs West Brom: Walker the best of a bad bunch

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Tottenham drew 1-1 with West Brom today at White Hart Lane, with the hosts struggling to create the required chances to win all three points.

Christian Eriksen opened the scoring with a sublime free-kick in the first-half, but Tim Sherwood's men conceded straight after when Jonas Olsson converted after poor defending.

GIF It: Tromso 0-2 Spurs

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Tottenham emerged from their trip to the Arctic Circle as group winners. Their performance against Tromso was not exactly convincing, but they picked up three points and ensured they will top their group with a game to spare. Defender Vlad Chiriches opened the scoring by heading in, before Mousa Dembele made certain of the result.

Tottenham News: Villas-Boas Unhappy with Agent's Comments

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Defender Vlad Chiriches made his move from Steaua Bucharest to Tottenham only in the summer for around £8.5 million and his agent may have well thrown his Spurs future into doubt with his recent comments. Vlad Chiriches' agent Victor Becali said recently that Chelsea would be interested in signing his client if he manages to do well at Tottenham in the next few years.

New Tottenham Signing Vlad Chiriches Teaches You How To Pronounce His Surname Correctly… (Audio)

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We wouldn't have thought it was the toughest surname to work out (he's hardly in Sinthaweechai Hathairattanakool's league), but still new Tottenham defender Vlad Chiriches has been press-ganged by the club into releasing an audio guide to demonstrate the correct pronunciation of his name.

Tottenham defender Vlad Chiriches teaches you how to say his name

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New Tottenham signing Vlad Chiriches has put an end to hours of pub debate before it has even started by teaching supporters how to say his name. Spurs have released an audio recording of the Romanian centre-back pronouncing his name correctly. Posting the club, the club's official Twitter account wrote: "You've been tweeting us asking [.

Spurs signing waiting on work permit

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Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas has confirmed that new signing Vlad Chiriches is still waiting to be granted a work permit. The Romanian defender's move to White Hart Lane was completed just days before the close of this summer's transfer window, and the international break created a further time delay in getting the player's situation sorted out with the club.

New Spurs signing reveals his pride

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New Tottenham signing Vlad Chiriches has revealed that he has completed a dream by signing for Spurs. The Romanian defender has been craving a move to a major league, and was unveiled by the north Londoners yesterday. His arrival means he'll compete with the likes of Michael Dawson and Jan Vertonghen for a spot in Andre Villas Boas' back four as Tottenham continue their revolution.

Spurs confirm another signing

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Tottenham have confirmed the signing of Romanian defender Vlad Chiriches today on their official Twitter account. The club has been linked with a move for the player over the last few weeks and seems to have finally secured a deal that will bring the center-back to White Hart Lane.

We're delighted to announce we have reached agreement with FC Steaua Bucharest for the transfer of Vlad Chiriches pic.

Tottenham Hotspur Sign Defender Vlad Chiriches From Steaua Bucharest

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Tottenham Hotspur have finalized the transfer of Romanian centre back Vlad Chiriches from Steaua Bucharest for a transfer fee believed to be around £7million.

According to the club website, "The centre-back joined Steaua from Pandurii Targu Jiu, making his debut in July 2011 before helping them to the Romanian Liga I championship last year.

Tottenham take spending spree to £70m by signing Vlad Chiriches

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Tottenham Hotspur have continued their spending spree with the purchase ofcentre-back Vlad Chiriches, the club has announced officially.

Spurs were a bit thin on their defensive front after the deaprtures of William Gallas and Steven Caulker, but have swiftly moved to resolve the problem, after signing the 23-year-old Chiriches for a fee of around £8.

Tottenham Closing in on another Prized Talent in Ajax Youngster Eriksen

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If there ever was a time when a club was hoping that their big money sale of a player was going to actually happen, that has to be what Tottenham is feeling over Gareth Bale's believed ready to happen move to Real Madrid.

In the last few days Spurs have spent a massive amount of money securing the arrivals of Erik Lamela from AS Roma for €30 million and the signing of Vlad Chiriches for somewhere in the region of €8 million.

Tottenham Closing in on another Prized Young Talent

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If there ever was a time when a club was hoping that their big money sale of a player was going to actually happen, that has to be what Tottenham is feeling over Gareth Bale's believed ready to happen move to Real Madrid.

In the last few days Spurs have spent a massive amount of money securing the arrivals of Erik Lamela from AS Roma for €30 million and the signing of Vlad Chiriches for somewhere in the region of €8 million.

Spurs set to sign £8.5m defender

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Tottenham are on the verge of completing the signing of Romanian defender Vlad Chiriches today as the center back arrived in London to finalize a deal. According to the Daily Mail,Chiriches is set to sign for a fee of £8.5 million from Romanian club Steaua Bucharest to help shore up a defensive line that already saw 21 year old center-back Steven Caulker sold to Cardiff.

Tottenham move for Christian Eriksen

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Tottenham are looking to add a creative spark to their midfield after the North London outfit were given permission to speak to the Ajax midfielder, Christian Eriksen.

Spurs have been chasing the youngster for a while and have stepped up their chase for the Dane, as the North Londoners are poised to lose their talisman winger Gareth Bale to Real Madrid.

Defender cried over Spurs move

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Romanian defender Vlad Chiriches has revealed that he shed tears after his first move to Tottenham fell through earlier this summer. The center back was close to a move to White Hart Lane earlier this summer, butSteaua Bucharest's president pulled the plug on the deal from prison after he heard about the speed at which it was being completed.

Tottenham agree deal for defender

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Tottenham have agreed a deal with Steaua Bucharest center back Vlad Chiriches to bring the defender to White Hart Lane this season.

Steaua Bucharest managerLaurentiu Reghecampf confirmed that a deal has been reached between the two clubs. The manager also revealed that he is unaware of what the transfer fee is but believed it to be the most expensive transfer ever recorded at the Romanian club.

Tottenham Reach Agreement with Steaua over Chiriches

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As the Gareth Bale saga looks set to go through, and Chelsea have appeared to have stolen a deal for Anzhi Makhachkala out from under the noses of both Spurs and Liverpool, Tottenham continue to strengthen deep into the transfer window.

This morning it was confirmed that the North London club have finally reached an agreement with Romanian club Steaua Bucharest for the services of defender Vlad Chiriches for a reported fee of £8 million.

Tottenham Close In On £30m Deal For Brazilian Striker Hulk: Nightly Soccer Report

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Tottenham Hotspur manager Andre Villas-Boas is ready to make an attempt to sign Brazilian striker Hulk on a £30million deal, but the club faces a tough mountain to climb as Zenit St Petersburg want £40million for him.

Villas-Boas is interested in reuniting with Hulk. The Portuguese boss managed Hulk when they were both at Porto.

Steaua Owner Rejects Tottenham’s Bid for Vlad Chiriches From Prison: Nightly Soccer Report

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Here are tonight's world soccer news headliens:

Premier League

  • Steaua Bucharest owner Gigi Becali rejects Tottenham's bid for Vlad Chiriches from prison — ESPN FC
  • Gareth Bale asked not to travel to Monaco and if required will not play — AS
  • Mark Lawrenson given 'reduced role' on Match of the Day as BBC shake up — The Telegraph
  • Chelsea goalkeeperHenrique Hilario signs new one-year contract — Chelsea FC
  • Fenway Sports Group will be subpoenaed for Liverpool documents — Sports Business Daily
  • 'Pace, power and passion', the failure of English football, and the ‘anti-Arsenal' media — Arsenal Vision
  • Martin Skrtel set for £1.

Spurs look to Romania for £8m defender

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After seeing defender Jan Vertonghen stretchered off the field in a preseason match last week, Spurs are prepared to submit a £8 million bid for Romanian defender Vlad Chiriches, according to The Mirror.Tottenham are looking to the 23 year oldSteaua Bucharest defender following his strong season for the Europa League side as Spurs manager Andre Villas-Boas may add to the defensive depth in the White Hart Lane squad.

Spurs match reports

Burnley 0-0 Spurs: Searching The Dirge For Positives

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The media and PR machine would no doubt insist otherwise, but following the defeat to Man Utd, and with the Top Four starting to edge away, there is now an unmistakeable whiff in the air of a troupe of lilywhites going through the motions as if their lives depend on thrill-free monotony, as the season winds down.

Spurs 0-0 Man Utd: Turning Luck Into An Art Form

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Somebody somewhere once warbled to the effect that if you can play badly and still win then you must be doing something right in the small print. Now the eagle-eyed amongst you will no doubt have spotted that on this occasion we did not actually win, but a few days earlier against Leicester we did, after an eminently forgettable performance, and yesterday we could perhaps be described to have hung about gamely.

Man City 4-1 Spurs: The Definitive Verdict On All 4 Pens

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Since the players could not blow their nose without that wretch awarding another penalty this afternoon, it might simplify things to report on things by giving names to the various spot-kicks. So the one that involved Lampard, Lamela and possibly a gust of wind we shall christen ‘Reginald'; the red card fiasco will be ‘Phyllis'; our glorious opportunity shall be known as ‘Maxine'; and the other one can be ‘Greg'.

Musings on Arsenal 1-1 Spurs

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A quiet triumph for our glorious leader, this one. Coming on the back of the wretched Sunderland draw, and wretcheder West Brom defeat, the polite coughs around Pochettino had been increasing in volume all week, but credit to the man. The air around Finsbury Park presumably still resounds to the irate warbling of Wenger, who took a deep breath at the full-time whistle yesterday and has not stopped grumbling since, but this was a dashed hard-earned point for our lot.

Swansea 1-3 Spurs: First XI vs Squad Players

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Bless them, Swansea genuinely are a team I would like to play every week. Like some sort of Tottenham Hostpur-lite, they really do not look the sort of troupe who like to get their shirts dirty with any of that tackling nonsense (although Chiriches and his pretty little face might beg to differ), and they would happily spend all day pinging short passes to one another if they could, even if doing so means creating all manner of difficulty for themselves in their own area, just because it all looks so pretty.

l’Arse 2-0 Spurs: The Seedier Side of 4-4-2

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Plusçachange and all that, what? The 4-4-2 business will win us more games than it loses, particularly given the Sherwood mantra that bonus points will be awarded for whizzing the ball from back to front as rapidly as humanly possible, a most edifying change from the sidewards sidewards catchy monkey snooze-fest under the previous incumbent.

Man Utd 1-2 Spurs: The Sublime, The Less Sublime & The Ironic

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In this part of the interweb nothing really set the juices flowing like a perfectly-weighted diagonal pass that rips open a defence like a dismembered carcass. If it is played inside the full-back so much the better, and if, on top of all of the above, it is threaded through the legs of a defenderen route to its destination, then it jolly well deserves a bonus point.

Southampton 2-3 Spurs: Sherwood Goes Down The AANP Route

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Now that's the spirit. Having attracted the opprobrium of AANP pre kick-off for the unpardonable crime of simply being Tim Sherwood, the young bean has earned himself a commemorative bust on the mantelpiece (in truth it will more likely be a sketch of a stick-man left on the window-sill – but the sentiment remains pure) for scrawling the most hilariously gung-ho teamsheet since Ardiles got a little carried away.

Spurs 1-2 West Ham: One of History’s More Subdued Revolutions

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As revolutions go this was one of the more muted ilk, defeat at home to West Ham being unlikely to go down in history as the moment that inspired the worldwide lilywhite renaissance.

The Encouraging Start

Things actually started brightly enough, with a swash here and a buckle there. The starting line-up drew a few nods of approval, with the selection of two strikers for a home game against weak opponents representing the sort of tactical masterstroke that seemed to elude the previous incumbent.

Sunderland 1-2 Spurs: Post-Match Verdicts On Dawson & Defoe

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Six points in four days – but perhaps more importantly, a performance that in parts had us clearing our throats and purring. For around 25 glorious minutes we were treated to a glimpse of how the world might look if the wolf really does lie down with the lamb, famine and disease are shoved under the carpet and Spurs get their act together.

Villa 0-2 Spurs: The Wonders of Off-The-Ball Movement & First-Time Passes

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Ah, the first-time pass. Scourge of the ball-watching defender. Slicer of the well-drilled bank of four. And as conspicuously absent from our game-plan for the first half half or so as it was instrumental to operations thereafter.

The Opening Half-Hour: Ponderous

I spent most of those opening 30 minutes wanting to offer my kingdom for a first-time pass.

The Rest

West Ham 2-0 Spurs: Two More Entries for the Comedy Catalogue

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Credit to our heroes for their ingenuity. In a season in which sacrificial slaughters seem to have taken place on a monthly basis, as well as half a dozen transfer failures and an off-the-pitch approach to running a club that would leave a team of monkeys red-faced, it did not seem possible to reach a new low in a game against a West Ham team hated by their own and at a point in the season in which there was next to nothing at stake.