You have to give Tottenham credit for their work during this current transfer window.
Andre Villas-Boas now looks set to see of competition from Cardiff City and North London rivals Arsenal to secure the signing of French midfielder Etienne Capoue from Toulouse.
The £9 million man is set to become the Lilywhites fourth major signing of the summer, following in the footsteps of £17 million Brazilian Paulinho, £7 million wide man Nacer Chadli, and club record £26 million centre forward Roberto Soldado.
With the new season just a week away, Andre Villas-Boas has his squad looking in good shape ahead of their season opener with Crystal Palace.
The one sour point that remains is the ongoing Gareth Bale saga, with nobody at White Hart Lane any wiser as to whether he will be a Tottenham player next season, or if Daniel Levy will negotiate an extra £100 million for Tottenham to spend.
For now, all Villas-Boas can do is focus on the players he does have at his disposal, and it seems Capoue is about to become one of them.
With that in mind, we have identified 5 points you may not know about Tottenham’s latest recruit.
Click on White Hart Lane to reveal the 5 things you might not know about Tottenham target Etienne Capoue.
Click here to comment on this articleor
Give us feedback on your Football Transfer Tavern experience