Jan Vertonghen has expressed his relief after finally being confirmed as a Spurs player.
It was announced earlier that the Ajax captain had completed his prolonged switch to White Hart Lane subject to a medical.
He is now looking forward to testing himself in the English top-flight.
“I am very relieved,” he told Sky Sports News HD.
“It went on for a long time, but I’m glad I’m a Tottenham player right now and I’m looking forward to playing for the club.
“I am 25 years old now and I feel ready to play in the Premier League. I have heard a lot of good stories from my Belgian team-mates. I think I’m ready.”
Vertonghen added: “I heard that Harry Redknapp really wanted me to play for Tottenham, but now it’s Andre Villas-Boas. To me, that doesn’t matter. I just want to play for the club and I hope I can please the fans at the club.”
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