Romanian reports claim Spurs sign Vlad Chiriches

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Reports in Romania are claiming that Tottenham Hotspur have signed Steaua Bucharest central defender Vlad Chiriches.

The 23-year-old had been heavily linked with a move to Italy, but if reports are to believed the Romanian international is on his way to the Lane for around £6.9million. One fan told us he can cover the entire back line without a problem, but is most comfortable as the left centre-back.

Spurs fans may be asking why we have signed (apparently) another defender, however with doubts over the fitness of Jan Vertonghen for the start of the season and the release of William Gallas – AVB may have had his hand forced to bring in some cover.

Are there any Romanian-based fans or Steaua fans who can give us some insight on Vlad? In the mean time here’s a YouTube vid featuring a goal he scored against Ajax. Not bad for a defender…

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  1. Seen a few vids of him and he looks insanely good, looks like baldini is using his experience and contacts. He is just like vertonghen able to go on runs with pace, goal scorer, very good passer, good at intercepting and heading. Could be an extremely good deal.

    Also if bale goes in my opinion I think we should be looking at Adem ljajic from florentina, not like for like but huge potential and can break down defences.

  2. Caulker to cardiff maybe as well could be the reason why not complaining caulker is not good enough to reach the levels we seek alongside others like naughton Livermore Parker standard English technically inept footballers lol

  3. I am Romanian, I was just searching to confirm that rumour, it seems that is real, our best player chiriches will come to you, spurs! congrats, he`s a good player, amazing speed, space and techinque especially for a defenders, just look on his goals over youtube, I am sorry that he leave us but financially speaking we are a small club, he just follow the road of normality, hope he an help you at least as much as he helped us, from now on I ll be spurs supporter:)) Forza Steaua!

  4. he's bloody good. the best cb in Romania. a regular for the national team. Likes to take the ball and take it in opposition box. score a few goals from distance. not so good with the head. likes to attack but he need someone at the back to cover for him. Scored a stunner against Ajax Amsterdam. all in all for 8 mil is a good signing.

  5. Spurs need another steady defender to partner Vertonghen.
    Dawson is only good at throwing his body and his pass forward is awful.
    By looking at Kee re kesh video he fits the bill.
    Good ball control in going forward with powerful shot.
    Hope this is true!…COYS!

    • I agree we need new blood in defense after all it was the lack of good defenders we lost out on champions league for the seasons past,i'm worried it will be the same old story this season if we don't invest in one or two solid defenders sooner rather than later.

  6. It's said he is leaving tonight to make it official. Hope he does well at Spurs. I know him very well. He has a very good ball control and speed, rarely seen on a CB, and likes to make offensive runs, his responsiveness is excellent also, he has good positioning and good instincts, in general. Here's a video a made a while ago: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0COTUx87NEo I'm sad that he leaves my team (Steaua) but happy for him and wish him good luck.

  7. As a romanian fan, I can say he is a good signing, but to be fair I always thought he would be more suited as a defensive central midfielder rather than a defender, because he has good dribbling ability, he can tackle, he can score, but he needs someone to cover for him in defense as he can be a little sloppy at times and make stupid mistakes, who knows maybe they will do another Bale out of him moving him up the pitch

  8. Ya, he's very good. Young and talented, has a good technique and ball control even for a midfielder, shoots well, has speed and is a very good marker. I wouldn't say his heading is bad, just not as good as his other skills. He might have some moments of inconsistency now and than, but nothing that big of a deal. For 6.9 million I'd say it's a real bargain.

  9. believe me…spurs makes a good deal by taking the signature of Vlad Chiriches. He s a good defender and most important….a very serious person outside the football life.
    so so sorry he leaves steaua now, cause for steaua comes the playoff for champions league and Chiriches is so so important to help us to win this playoff
    good luck for chiriches and hope the spurs will win the premier league with him

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