Egyptian striker Mido has completed his £6m move to Middlesbrough from Spurs.
The 24-year-old forward has signed a four-year contract with Boro after agreeing terms and passing a medical.
“I played against him as a player and he always impressed me” said Boro boss Gareth Southgate. “He’s got good technical ability – he’s a goalscorer.
“When you’ve got one of the best crossers of the ball in the league in Stewart Downing, you want someone like Mido who can head the ball.”
Sunderland and Birmingham had also expressed an interest in Mido, who had fallen further down the pecking order at Spurs following the arrival of Darren Bent this summer.