In the latest twist in this transfer window which has up to his point not yet turned out to be some crazy dream I've been having since falling asleep at the end of May, it appears that Tottenham have wrapped up their incredibly efficient talks for Toulouse holding midfielder Étienne Capoue, with the unveiling as a Spurs player set to take place tomorrow.
Spurs agree deal to sign France midfielder Etienne Capoue from Toulouse. Medical today, announcement likely tonight/Sat #bbcfootball #thfc— David Ornstein (@bbcsport_david) August 9, 2013
Though the value of this transfer has not been confirmed by any of the involved parties yet, reports in the UK are pegging this one somewhere in the range of £8.5-9.5m, a fairly reasonable price for a player widely regarded as one of France's most capable central midfielders. Though we've discussed at length elsewhere on the site whether a deal for Capoue is an optimum tactical solution for a site with a dearth of true deep-lying creative talent, there's no denying that he will be a fantastic quality depth addition in a historical problem area for Spurs, and that he represents a clear upgrade on most of his competitors for the holding role in this current Tottenham side.
Welcome to the club, Étienne!
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