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Tottenham sign Barcelona youngster Ceballos

Published: Monday 11 July 2011, 21.51CET
UEFA Europa League challengers Tottenham Hotspur FC have strengthened their squad with the signing of attacking midfielder Cristian Ceballos from FC Barcelona.
Tottenham sign Barcelona youngster Ceballos
Cristian Ceballos is Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp's second summer signing ©Getty Images
 
 
Published: Monday 11 July 2011, 21.51CET

Tottenham sign Barcelona youngster Ceballos

UEFA Europa League challengers Tottenham Hotspur FC have strengthened their squad with the signing of attacking midfielder Cristian Ceballos from FC Barcelona.

Tottenham Hotspur FC have made Cristian Ceballos from FC Barcelona their second signing of the summer.

The 18-year-old, who can operate as an attacking midfielder or a forward, has joined Harry Redknapp's side after parting company with the European champions following seven years at the Catalan club. He follows former Aston Villa FC goalkeeper Brad Friedel to White Hart Lane.

"Cristian trained hard and showed some real quality when he originally spent time here towards the end of last season and was even involved in first-team training," said Tottenham's technical coordinator Tim Sherwood. "There was other interest in him too. He needs to be patient and if he can fulfil his potential we believe he can play at the top level."

Tottenham will enter the UEFA Europa League play-offs after finishing last season in fifth place in England's Premier League.

Last updated: 12/07/11 15.03CET

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