Tottenham’s Vlad Chiriches proud to complete ‘incredible’ move
Tottenham Hotspur defender Vlad Chiriches says he is proud to complete an "incredible" move to Spurs
Vlad Chiriches has admitted he is proud to complete an “incredible” move to Tottenham Hotspur.
The 23-year-old, who has 20 Romania caps, sealed a €9.5m (£8m) switch to the north London side from Steaua Bucharest in August.
Andre Villas-Boas has recruited Chiriches to provide competition at centre-half for the likes of Michael Dawson, Younes Kaboul and Jan Vertonghen.
And Chiriches hopes seize any chance to impress the Tottenham manager in a bid to secure a regular first-team place.
“I’m happy for this transfer,” Chiriches told the club’s website. “I’m proud to be at a club like Tottenham. This is, for me, something incredible.”
“I always watched the Premier League and I hoped one day I would play for a team there. This dream came true.
“I hope to have opportunities to play and to do well.”
Chiriches also revealed the influence of former Tottenham players Gheorghe Popescu and Ilie Dumitrescu when the centre-half made his decision to move to Spurs.
“They were very good players,” he added.
“I spoke with them before I came here. They told me it’s a big club with a big history and
it would be something incredible for me.
“They were the golden generation for us; everyone who came after them tried to be like them.”