In a move that shows that the power in London is changing, Steven Pienaar has joined Tottenham after turning down a move to Chelsea.
Pienaar, who cost Spurs between £2.5million and £3million, is reported to have signed a four and a half year contract with Spurs.
Spurs confirmed the transfer on their official website saying:
“We are delighted to announce that we have reached agreement with Everton and Steven Pienaar for the player’s transfer to the club.”
Pienaar could make his debut in Saturday’s Barclays Premier League game at Newcastle providing his work permit comes through in time.
This is a big signing for Spurs as they went head to head with the Premier League Champions and Pienaar picked White Hart Lane over Stamford Bridge. I think that says a lot about what London team is in the ascendency and what one is declining.