Tottenham agree to sign Corluka from Man City

September 1, 2008
By Soccernet staff

Tottenham have announced that they have agreed a deal to sign Croatian Vedran Corluka from Manchester City for an undisclosed fee.

Verdan Corluka
GettyImages / AlexLiveseyThe Croatian wants to link up with Luka Modric.

The 22-year-old joins Croatia team-mate Luka Modric at White Hart Lane, and leaves City after making 41 appearances since arriving in August 2007.

'We are delighted to announce that we have reached agreement with Manchester City for the transfer of Vedran Corluka to the club,' read a statement on Spurs' official website.

Corluka added: 'I am delighted to be here because I am coming to a big club with great players, great ambition and also my best friend [Luka Modric] is here so it is a very happy day for me.'

The defender has been capped 24 times by Croatia, playing in every match of the recent European Championships.

Corluka had handed in a transfer request at City following previous interest from Tottenham.

His move south move follows City's signing from Espanyol of Argentinian defender Pablo Zabaleta, who agreed a five-year deal with Mark Hughes' side yesterday.

Corluka has signed a six-year deal, with the transfer valued at £8.5million.