Tottenham have completed the signing of Dutch international Edgar Davids on a free transfer from Internazionale.

The 32-year-old midfielder has passed a medical and agreed terms with the London club.

“I know everybody is very excited, he is a big player and the one we wanted,” Tottenham head coach Martin Jol told the club’s official website.

“He’s one of the most successful players of the last decade. He has played for five of Europe’s biggest clubs and he wants to play for Spurs.

“All of our players are ambitious and know why we have brought Edgar in, because both mentally and physically we need to go up a step or two,” he said.

Davids has 73 caps for the Netherlands as well as played for Ajax, Milan, Juventus, Barcelona and Inter.

Davids won the Dutch league title in 1994, 1995 and 1996 as well as the 1995 Champions League.

He moved to Milan in 1996, before joining Juventus in December 1997.

Davids joined Barcelona on loan in January 2004, but was unable to agree terms for a permanent switch and he returned to Juventus last summer, before moving to Inter on a free transfer.

However, Davids was a peripheral figure at Inter last season, rarely playing in the first team.

Spurs assistant boss Chris Hughton said the signing of Davids was a boost for the team.

“Probably the thing that attracts him to the English game is he’s very much a competitor, he works very hard in the middle of the park,” he said.

“He’s not regarded as a goalscorer but he has a creative side to his game. In that area, to have an experienced international, an experienced head is invaluable to most sides.”