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Davids deal complete

Posted on 2 August 2005  - 12:00

Tottenham Hotspur (Spurs) Football Club is located in North London. The club is also known as Spurs. Tottenham's home ground is White Hart Lane. The club motto is Audere est Facere (To dare is to do).

The Club is delighted to announce that we have completed the signing of Edgar Davids on a free transfer from Inter Milan.


The Dutch midfielder finalised terms and is available to play in Saturday’s friendly against FC Porto at White Hart Lane.


Head Coach Martin Jol said: “I know everybody is very excited, he is a big player and the one we wanted.


“Edgar Davids is probably one of the most successful players of the last decade, he has played for five of the biggest clubs in Europe and he wants to play for Spurs.


“All of our players are ambitious and know why we have brought Edgar in — because both mentally and physically we need to go up a step or two.”


Davids has won 73 caps for Holland, representing the Dutch in four major finals and has played in four Champions League finals, tasting victory with Ajax in 1995.


He came through the famed youth system at Ajax where he made his senior debut aged just 18 and helped the Dutch giants to successive league titles in 1994, 1995 and 1996 and the UEFA Cup in 1992.


A move to Serie A and AC Milan followed in 1996 before switching to Juventus in December 1997.


He spent seven years at the Turin club during which he helped them to the final of the Champions League on two occasions — 1998 and 2003. He also bagged three domestic titles with Juventus in 1998, 2002 and 2003.


He moved on loan to Barcelona in 2003-04 and was credited with helping turn around the fortunes of the Nou Camp outfit as they finished second that season behind Valencia. He then moved back to Italy joining Inter Milan for the 2004-05 campaign.


Internationally, he has represented the Dutch for over 10 years including appearances in the semi-finals of the 1998 World Cup and of the European Championships of 2000 and 2004.