Tottenham confirmed the signing of Steaua Bucharest defender Vlad Chiriches on Friday with terms and fee to be confirmed. A statement on the club’s official website goes on to read.

‘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.

‘The 23-year-old made a total of 62 appearances during his stay in the Romanian capital, scoring four times, and his impressive appearances at club level have seen him capped on 19 occasions so far by the Romania national team.’

Vlad has been linked with a move to the club for some time now but after a bizarre intervention from Steaua’s jailed owner, the deal looked dead. However, we’ve got it in before the window so welcome to the club Mr Chiriches.

Are we all happy with the acquisition?



  1. Any other signings on the horizon?
    As far as i can figure out, once Bale goes we should still have £15m that we’ve made this window and that’s not even counting the TV money.

    Correct me if i’m wrong:
    In: Soldado £26m; Capoue £8m; Paulinho £17m; Chiriches £8m; Chadli £7m; Lamela £25m = £91m

    Out: Bale £85m; Hudd £5m; Dempsey £6m; Caulker £8m; Parker £2m; Gallas, bentley = £106m

  2. Your math is spot on mate
    And that means Mr. Levy has massively improved our squad AND made a profit.

    Levy is the KING………….


  3. The jury is still out on Chiriches. While he’s young, I have seen him in some Champions League qualifying in the past, and there is a reason SBucharest hasn’t been winning European trophies left and right. 8.5m? I think we should have add 2 more and bought Ashley Williams or Martin Skyrtel.


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