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Tottenham Agree Deal With Steaua Bucharest For Romanian Defender Vlad Chiriches, Says Report

Vlad Chiriches Tottenham Agree Deal With Steaua Bucharest For Romanian Defender Vlad Chiriches, Says Report

Romanian centre back Vlad Chiriches is close to signing with Tottenham Hotspur for a Steaua Bucharest club record fee, according to the manager of the Romanian club team.

The 23-year-old defender, who has 19 caps for the Romania national team, is seen as an ideal replacement for Steven Caulker who joined Cardiff City this summer. Tottenham Hotspur needs depth in that position, and that’s exactly what the highly rated central defender provides.

Despite Steaua Bucharest and Tottenham reportedly agreeing a deal, personal terms still have to be finalized.

Earlier in the day, Romania national team manager Victor Piturca confirmed that Chiriches was set to move to a new club in a matter of days, with Tottenham the likely destination.

Chiricheș is valued at £7million.

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Founder and publisher of World Soccer Talk, Christopher Harris is the managing editor of the site. He has been interviewed by The New York Times, The Guardian and several other publications. Plus he has made appearances on NPR, BBC World, CBC, BBC Five Live, talkSPORT and beIN SPORT. Harris, who has lived in Florida since 1984, has supported Swansea City since 1979. He's also an expert on soccer in South Florida, and got engaged during half-time of a MLS game. Harris launched EPL Talk in 2005, which was rebranded as World Soccer Talk in 2013.
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