Postiga deal complete
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 would like to announce the signing of Portuguese international striker Helder Postiga from UEFA Cup winners FC Porto. The deal is valued at £6.25m, which could rise to £8.25 depending on appearances and team performance.
Postiga's signing represents a real coup for Glenn Hoddle as several major European club's showed serious interest in the 20-year-old striking sensation. His impressive displays during FC Porto's successful UEFA Cup campaign last season enhanced his already burgeoning reputation, making him one of the most coveted young strikers in Europe.
A self-confessed Spurs fan, Postiga has agreed a five-year contract and will link up with the rest of the squad when pre-season training begins at the start of July. He has had an impressive season with Portuguese champions FC Porto, scoring 19 goals in all competitions. This form has led to him making his full international debut and he has been an instant success at international level - recently scoring two goals in a 4-0 win over Bolivia.
Glenn was naturally delighted with the capture of the gifted Postiga: "He is a player who will add definite striking quality to our squad and is a young player of proven ability. I'm sure our supporters will enjoy watching him over the coming seasons."
"This exciting signing demonstrates our commitment to increasing the strength and quality of our playing squad and will hopefully assist us in our quest for success next season and beyond," added chairman Daniel Levy.
Full name - Helder Manuel Marques Postiga
Position - Striker
Nationality - Portuguese
Date of birth - August 2, 1982
Place of birth - Vila do Conde
Height - 179 cm
Weight - 79kg
Full International Caps - 3, 2 goals
Other International Caps - Junior, Youth, Under 21 and B levels
Previous Clubs - FC Porto, Varzim SC
Senior Debut - 2001/02
Career Appearances - 85
Career goals - 29
Appearances in season 2002/03 - 46
Goals in season 2002/03 - 19
Club honours - Portuguese Championship 02/03, Portuguese Cup 02/03,
Portuguese Super Cup 01/02