Tottenham have signed Wigan full-back Pascal Chimbonda.
Chimbonda has been at Wigan for only a season
The 27-year-old had been expected to leave the JJB Stadium ever since handing in a transfer request on the final day of the 2005-06 season.
Tottenham had two bids for Chimbonda rejected in the summer, but finally agreed a fee with Wigan on Thursday.
Chimbonda said: "I always wanted to be here. It is a footballing decision. Tottenham is a great club where I hope I can play my best football."
Spurs sporting director Damien Comolli said: "I'm delighted Pascal has joined us, he is a player who really wants to be at this club and do well for us."
He added: "He is a terrific right-back, solid defensively and good in the air. He is a complete player who can create chances offensively as well."
Having joined Wigan from Bastia last season, Chimbonda's form in his first season in the Premiership earned him an international call-up from France.
Tottenham had switched their attentions elsewhere after Wigan insisted they would not budge from their £6m valuation of the full-back.
But the Lancashire side accepted an improved offer from Tottenham and Chimbonda travelled to London to complete the formalities.
Wigan manager Paul Jewell said: "I think we have been strong enough to hold out for what we think Pascal is worth.
"I had a price in mind all along and was never prepared to accept anything less than that. I feel we have achieved that goal."