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I'm a Spur, says Pienaar

Steven Pienaar arrived at Tottenham’s training ground on Tuesday before confirming via Twitter that he intends to sign for Spurs.

The 28-year-old Everton midfielder was set to undergo a medical before putting pen to paper on a reported four-year contract.

Confirming his destination on his Twitter account, Pienaar said: “To end speculation I am going to Spurs. I’ve had brilliant years at Everton and it will always be a special place in my heart.”

Spurs beat off competition from Chelsea to land Pienaar, who failed to agree personal terms with the Premier League champions.

That does not appear to be a problem with Tottenham, who nevertheless risked missing out on the South Africa star by refusing to meet Everton’s asking price.

But the clubs came to an agreement last night, with some reports claiming Spurs had matched Chelsea’s £3 million (R33 million) bid for the player and others suggesting a compromise figure of around £2.5 million and been reached.

Once all the paperwork is complete, Pienaar would officially become the north Londoner’s second January signing, with international Bongani Kumalo having already penned a pre-contract agreement. – tottenhamhotspur.com

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