Tottenham have agreed terms with Dutch club FC Twente for the transfer of winger Nacer Chadli. The 25-year-old is set to become Spurs' second signing of the summer after Brazilian midfielder Paulinho signed earlier this month.
A statement on the Premier League club's website confirms the transfer:
"We are delighted to announce that we have reached agreement with FC Twente for the transfer of Nacer Chadli. Subject to personal terms and medical, the Belgian international winger will join up with the squad for pre-season training in Hong Kong next week.'
According to the BBC, the transfer fee is in the region of £7m. Chadli will become the third Belgian international at White Hart Lane, following defender Jan Vertonghen's transfer from Ajax and Mousa Dembele's switch from Fulham.
Chadli, who can play on either flank, had a hugely impressive 2012/13 Eredivisie season for Twente, scoring 12 goals from 14 starts. He scored a further six from nine games in the club's Europa League campaign.
Twente finished the Dutch season
AVB on Asia Tour
Meanwhile, Andre Villas-Boas admits he is excited to begin the club's pre-season tour of Asia. The north London side travels to Hong Kong to play the Barclays Asia Trophy, with Sunderland, Manchester City and South China AA also in the fray.
The tournament starts on 24 July, with Spurs facing Sunderland in the first semi-final and City playing South China. The play-off for third place and the final are scheduled for 27 July.
"We face a good level of opposition next in Sunderland, we had a really tough game against them at White Hart Lane at the end of last season. We know it will be difficult because of the conditions in Hong Kong, but it is the same for both teams. Hopefully we will continue to step up and try to get through to the final," the Portuguese said.
"We'll continue with the double sessions, the main focus for the team is to build physically. The players have been excellent in their work. Now we go up a level in opposition in Hong Kong and that gives them extra motivation. At the moment, I'm extremely happy with how it's going," he added.