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Tottenham turn to Postiga

Published: Wednesday 25 June 2003, 23.15CET
Portugal striker Hélder Postiga has left FC Porto for Tottenham Hotspur FC in a deal rising to €12m.

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Published: Wednesday 25 June 2003, 23.15CET

Tottenham turn to Postiga

Portugal striker Hélder Postiga has left FC Porto for Tottenham Hotspur FC in a deal rising to €12m.

Portugal striker Hélder Postiga has left UEFA Cup holders FC Porto to sign for Tottenham Hotspur FC.

Five-year deal
The 20-year-old has joined in a €9m deal that could rise to €12m depending on appearances and the English club's performance. Postiga, who scored five goals in Porto's triumphant UEFA Cup run only to miss the final through suspension, has signed a five-year contract.

'Proven ability'
Speaking to Tottenham's official website, manager Glenn Hoddle said: "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."

Goalscoring form
Postiga was a major influence in Porto's treble-winning season when they added the Portuguese league and cup double to their European success. He scored 19 goals in all competitions, form which led to his full international debut earlier this month when he found the net twice in a 4-0 friendly win against Bolivia.

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