Tottenham Hotspur have revealed they have reached an agreement with Serie A side Napoli over the transfer of Vlad Chiriches. The defender, 25, was one seven players to join the north London club in the summer of 2013 but leaves having failed to establish himself in the first team during his two seasons as a Spurs player.
A short statement on Tottenham's website read: "We have reached an agreement with Napoli for the transfer of Vlad Chiriches. The defender made 43 first-team appearances for the club after joining from Steaua Bucharest in 2013. We wish Vlad every success in the future."
Chiriches arrived at White Hart Lane in the summer of 2013 as part of an unprecedented summer of spending where the club paid over £100m ($156m) on players to help compensate for the loss of Gareth Bale, who joined Real Madrid for a world record fee.
Of those, only Nacer Chadli, Christian Eriksen and record signing Erik Lamela featured regularly for manager Mauricio Pochettino last season. Brazil midfielder Paulinho has already left the club this summer, joining Chinese Super League side Guangzhou Evergrande, while Etienne Capoue has joined Premier League newcomers Watford.
Roberto Soldado, meanwhile, could be handed a route back to Spain by Villarreal manager Marcelino, who suggested to IBTimes UK the club would consider a move for the striker.
Chiriches becomes the sixth major departure from White Hart Lane this summer, according to Sky Sports, as Pochettino continues to streamline his squad. In addition to Paulinho and Capoue, midfielder Benjamin Stambouli has also departed, returning to France to join Paris Saint-Germain after just one season in English football.
Younes Kaboul has also left White Hart Lane to join Sunderland, while Lewis Holtby has cut ties, joining Hamburg on a permanent deal.