Tottenham have beaten the transfer window deadline to capture midfielder Danny Murphy from Charlton in a deal which could be worth up to £2m.
Murphy chose Charlton ahead of Spurs 18 months ago
Spurs have succeeded in capturing the 28-year-old at the second attempt after he chose Charlton ahead of them when he left Liverpool in August 2004.
But Murphy, who scored 10 goals in 64 appearances for the Addicks, became unsettled at the club.
He completed his move just half an hour before the transfer window shut.
Murphy told the Spurs website: "Spurs has always been a club that has attracted me, but whereas previously things didn't work out, this time they have and I am absolutely delighted.
"I am looking forward to playing my part in the team Martin Jol is building."
Spurs sporting director Damien Comolli added: "Danny is an experienced player who is used to playing at the highest level.
"He has a fantastic ability to create chances and we are delighted that we have been able to bring him to the club."