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Tottenham Hotspur boss Andre Villas-Boas runs the rule over club's seven summer signings
11:10am Wednesday 4th September 2013 in Football
Andre Villas-Boas was full of praise for the seven new players Tottenham recruited during the summer transfer window.
The Spurs boss gave his individual assessment of each of White Hart Lane's latest additions to the official club website.
"He is a player we had been chasing for quite some time. He is extremely gifted and versatile, having originally played as a defensive midfielder and now plays a more offensive role. “He has an eye for goal and works hard throughout the 90 minutes, which is decisive in the Premier League.”
"We are looking for Chadli to play mainly on the wings to give us width but he has also played the creative role behind the striker in the past as well as up front for Belgium.
To have someone of his versatility is important to the squad. He had a good season in Holland last year and contributed a lot of goals.”
"His career speaks for itself. He is an outstanding striker with so much Champions League and international experience.
“He is a goal scorer and has certainly lived up to that reputation in the early stages of this season already. He can only get better as he continues to adapt to his new teammates and the league.”
"Capoue has grown rapidly during his time with Toulouse, he is a wonderful footballer that can play in a variety of positions and will strengthen our midfield following on from Tom Huddlestone's departure.
“He is a player of international quality and has great all-round ability.”
“Erik is a young player of great dimensions. He is incredibly highly regarded in his homeland and has been on the radar of Europe's biggest clubs in the past so we are delighted to have him here.
“He has pace, is a huge threat with the ball at his feet and has a good goalscoring record from his time in Serie A as well as providing a regular supply for his teammates. I am sure he will be able to improve even further in the Premier League.”
"It was always our intention to strengthen in defence following Steven Caulker's departure. I feel it is important to have four central defenders and Vlad is a great addition in this area.
“He is solid defensively, a leader and has the quality to bring the ball out from the back, to drive forward and has great build-up play - something that we insist upon with all our centre-backs.”
"Eriksen is a wonderfully creative player, who is accustomed to playing at a high level in Europe.
“He showed at Ajax all of his qualities and ability, particularly in terms of flair and creativity with the number of chances and assists he provided to his teammates.
“He has great ability to pick a pass and is an excellent link-up player.”
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