Edgar Davids has arrived at White Hart Lane on Friday to undergo the second part of his medical ahead of move from Inter to Tottenham.
The Holland midfielder passed the first part of his medical and has agreed personal terms with the Premier League club.
“The doctor said he looks very fit and it looks good,” said Spurs coach Martin Jol. “I think it is 99% certain that we will get him.”
“He is 32 but he is a very fine professional.”
Jol is delighted to have added Davids to his squad.
“He’s one of the most versatile midfielders, a playmaker, a ball-winner with great stamina and huge charisma.
“It’s terrific that he is joining us. He will lift the team’s performance.”
Davids has 73 caps for the Netherlands and has also played for Ajax, Milan, Juventus and Barcelona.
Jol added: “We have a young squad with an average age of 23 and I believe Edgar will come in and lead by example.
“This is a player who went to Barcelona when they were middle of the league and took them close to winning the title.”
Davids, combative midfielder, joined Barcelona on loan in January 2004, but he could not agree terms Barca and returned to Juventus last summer, before moving to Inter on a free transfer.