Goal.com reports that Tottenham Hotspur have ultimately signed Brazilian international left back Gilberto da Silva Melo from Hertha Berlin even after it was confirmed on Wednesday afternoon that the player had failed a medical fitness test at White Hart Lane.
After the results of that test was announced, it was widely reported that the move was now off and the German Bundesliga club’s website stated that the player would remain with them until the end of the season. But Spurs made a U(-U)-turn on their decision and have eventually signed the 31-year old.
Gilberto is a brilliant signing for Juande Ramos and his versatility would be a boon to this somewhat struggling Sours side. Gilberto is essentially a left back but his attacking instincts are exceptional.