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Last Updated: Tuesday, 31 July 2007, 17:00 GMT 18:00 UK
Tottenham sign midfielder Boateng
Kevin-Prince Boateng
Boateng had been at Hertha Berlin since he was seven years old
Tottenham have completed the signing of midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng from Hertha Berlin.

The fee for the Germany Under-21 international is undisclosed, but is thought to be in the region of 5.4m.

Boateng, 20, was voted Germany's best young player in 2006 and made 43 appearances for Hertha.

"In Germany he is regarded as one of the biggest talents, we recognised this and went in for him," Spurs boss Martin Jol told the club website.

"You could compare him with the likes of Aaron Lennon and Tom Huddlestone in that he is an exciting player for now and the future.

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"He is an attacking midfield player, very strong and that is one of his main assets."

Spurs saw off competition from Sevilla to make Boateng their seventh summer signing.

"It has been my ambition to play in England, I am 20 now and am about to quickly realise my dream," said Boateng.

"I know that Spurs are a team who like to play offensive football. The club want to climb higher next season and I want to be a part of it.

"I watched the Premier League regularly in Germany, it is the most famous league in the world and I have always enjoyed it."

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