Sunday 28 July 2013
Tottenham Hotspur have completed the signing of Belgium international Nacer Chadli from FC Twente.
The 23-year-old, who has been training with Andre Villas-Boas's squad in Hong Kong at the Barclays Asia Trophy, has agreed personal terms and passed a medical.
Chadli, who has been capped 14 times by his country, has been an integral part of the side he joined from AGOVV Apeldoorn in 2010, with Twente having won 65 per cent of their Eredivisie matches last season when he was in the side. Without him, they won just 25 per cent.
The quicksilver winger has scored 23 goals in 78 Dutch top-flight appearances for Twente and scored in both of their two UEFA Champions League matches against Spurs in the 2010-11 season.
He becomes the third Belgian player to join Spurs, alongside Mousa Dembele and Jan Vertonghen, and Villas-Boas's second summer signing after the arrival of Brazil midfielder Paulinho.
Cardiff City have confirmed their second signing of the summer after completing the transfer of John Brayford from Derby County.
"He was the best right-back in the Championship last season"
The highly rated defender has agreed a four-year deal with the Bluebirds after making 109 league appearances for the Rams in the Championship.
"When I heard Cardiff were interested in signing me then I was obviously very interested," said the 25-year-old, "especially at the prospect of playing in the Premier League and testing myself at the highest level. Derby will always be a special club to me, but this was an opportunity I couldn't ignore."
"He's a very attack-minded full-back," said Cardiff manager Malky Mackay. "He was the best right-back in the Championship last season, consistently in the divisional team of the season and I think he can kick on with us at Cardiff City.
"He can take the step into the Premier League and stay there for a number of years."
Hull City have confirmed the signing of striker Yannick Sagbo from French club Evian Thonon-Gaillard.
"I am so happy to have signed for Hull City, and I am very grateful for the opportunity"
The Ivory Coast international has joined the recently promoted Premier League side on a two-year deal for an undisclosed fee.
"I am so happy to have signed for Hull City, and I am very grateful for the opportunity," Sagbo told the club's website.
The 25-year-old former Monaco forward, who has been capped once by his country, has scored 25 goals in 99 appearances for the club who finished in 16th place in Ligue last term. The Ivorian is Steve Bruce’s eighth signing of the summer and the third striker after George Boyd and Danny Graham, who has arrived on a year-long loan from Sunderland.