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KABOUL SIGNS

Posted on 5 July 2007  - 12:00

We are delighted to announce the signing of French Under-21 international defender Younes Kaboul from Auxerre.

We are delighted to announce the signing of French Under-21 international defender Younes Kaboul from Auxerre.The highly-rated central defender made 52 appearances for the Ligue 1 side, scoring two goals. He was a member of the team that won the Coupe de France in 2005 and went on to feature in the UEFA Cup.

Captain of his country at Under-21 level, the 6ft 2" 21-year-old was a member of the French Under-19 side that won the European Championships, staged in Northern Ireland in 2005.

"Younes possesses power, great pace and is good on the ball and strong in the air," said Sporting Director Damien Comolli. "He is a good leader who showed a great desire to come to us despite interest and offers from numerous other clubs.

"From day one he said 'I want to play for Spurs' and his personality made a big impression on Martin and myself. He has been a regular in the Auxerre first team for the past two seasons and is an excellent signing."

Manager Martin Jol added: "If you ask people in France who is seen as the hottest prospect in defence they will say Younes Kaboul. We are very happy to have him on board. It's important to have quality players in defence and with Younes, we have that."


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