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Argentine midfielder to ‘join Spurs in next few days’

It appears that Juande Ramos has acquired another piece of his stonking great jigsaw puzzle at Tottenham. Who knows where the new signings will end, as the Spaniard continues to recruit quality players for his renovated squad.

The Sun report that, barring a medical or miracle, Mario Santana will be a Tottenham player imminently. Not a great deal is known about Fiorentina’s Argentine midfielder, other than he played a prominent role for the Italian club last season, helping them to finish in the Champions League places.

Fiorentina sporting director Pantaleo Corvino said: “We’ve had an offer from Tottenham who have arranged to pay 5m.

“It is a figure that satisfies us because Santana does not feature in our plans for the 2008-09 season.

“I expect Santana to join Spurs within the next few days as he has been offered a three or four-year contract in London.”

Have they got the 26-year-old on the cheap? These days, 4 million quid isn’t a lot of money to spend in the transfer market (the 5m above is in euros). However, you do get the impression that Santana will be a squad player at White Hart Lane rather than a first-team regular like Luka Modric.

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