Transfer news

Pedroza set for Spurs move

June 30, 2011
By ESPNsoccernet staff

Jaguares striker Antonio Pedroza has claimed he will sign for Tottenham on a free transfer this summer.

Antonio Pedroza
AssociatedAntonio Pedroza (R) claims he is on the verge of joining Tottenham

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Pedroza, who was born in England to an English mother, had trials with Arsenal and Chelsea as a youngster but has spent the last four years in Mexico due to his father.

With his Jaguares contract expiring this summer, though, Pedroza says he is due to seal a dream move to England.

"I can announce that my transfer to Tottenham has been arranged," Pedroza said. "I didn't want to renew my contract with Jaguares because I knew that there was a chance to be transferred to a team in the Premier League.

"I am very happy and satisfied having played for an important team like Jaguares. Now I have the chance to make a dream come true to play in Europe.

"I have spoken with the officials of Jaguares and they have confirmed to me that everything is okay for me to leave and be transferred to Tottenham. The only thing that is left to resolve is something related to my journey to England."

Pedroza, 20, has been compared to Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez.