Anzhi winger to cap Spurs cash splurge

Midweek Sport - - SPORT - By CHRIS MCKENNA

WING wizard Wil­lian snubbed Liver­pool in favour of a clu­brecord £30mil­lion move to Tot­ten­ham.

The 25-year-old is on the verge of com­plet­ing the switch to White Hart Lane from rich Rus­sians Anzhi Makhachkala.

He only joined the Rus­sians in Jan­uary from Ukrainian champs Shakhtar Donetsk. Anzhi are of­fload­ing their ma­jor stars this sum­mer and Wil­lian is up for grabs.

Liver­pool, Man United and Arse­nal were all chas­ing the mid­fielder, but Spurs have won the race.

Bren­dan Rodgers’ Reds had agreed to match the Brazil­ian’s £ 85,000- a- week wages at Anzhi.


But once Spurs matched their of­fer, the lure of liv­ing in Lon­don per­suaded the player to join An­dre Vil­las-Boas.

White Hart Lane of­fi­cials spent most of yes­ter­day go­ing over the finer de­tails of the deal with the Rus­sian club.

With the sign­ings of Roberto Soldado, Etienne Capoue, Nacer Chadli and Paulinho al­ready in the bag, the Wil­lian deal will bring Spurs’ sum­mer spend­ing to a stag­geromg £90m.

But the de­par­ture of Gareth Bale to Real Madrid in a deal likely to be worth more than £85m means Spurs’ bean counters will not be overly con­cerned at the state of the club’s fi­nances.

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