Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp has confirmed that forward Eidur Gudjohnsen has joined on loan from Monaco until the end of the season.
Gudjohnsen joined Monaco in the summer after three years at Barcelona, but has failed to make an impact in Ligue 1.
Redknapp said: “He’s player I’ve always admired. He can play several positions and is a very clever footballer. It was his decision to come to us.
“I rang him and left a message on his phone and he came back to me and said I want to come to Tottenham. He gives us lots of options. He is a top player.”
The move has fuelled speculation that Roman Pavlyuchenko will leave the club but, and Redknapp has confirmed Spurs are in talks with Birmingham over a dea.
“We’re not keen to sell him,” he said. “We’re happy with him. Technically he’s a terrific player.”