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Tottenham sign French youngster

Tottenham have made their second signing of the summer with the capture of France Under-18 captain Dorian Dervite from Ligue 1 side Lille.

Sporting director Damien Comolli told the club website: "Dorian is a tall, strong defender with excellent technical skills.

"We believe he comes to us with enormous potential for the future."

Dervite will arrive at White Hart Lane on 1 July and will begin next season with the club's development squad.

He has made nine appearances in all for France's Under-17s, featuring in all six of their European Under-17 Championship qualifiers in 2005.

Since then he stepped into the U18s squad, playing in recent internationals against Germany and Romania.

Dervite follows Dimitar Berbatov, a 10.9m signing from Bayer Leverkusen, to the club.

see also
Tottenham agree fee for Berbatov
17 May 06 |  Tottenham

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