Portsmouth manager Harry Redknapp has signed Tottenham trio Pedro Mendes, Sean Davis and Noe Pamarot in a combined deal reported to have cost £7m.
“I’m delighted to get three quality players I really needed and wanted,” said Redknapp.
The new signings follow the arrival earlier this month of Poland forward Emmanuel Olisadebe and Zimbabwe striker Benjani Mwaruwari.
Redknapp added: “The side desperately needed improving and I always knew I had to put a team together that will get us out of trouble and back on track.
“I’m sure other clubs were interested in the players we’ve signed. I’ve never signed three from one club before all at once but these are top Premiership players and will be a massive asset to us.”
Mendes, Davis and Pamarot joined Spurs in the summer of 2004 but have been peripheral figures this season.
Midfielder Mendes said: “I had a good start in my career at Tottenham but obviously the last few months have not been very happy for me.
“I have made this move for my own happiness. I’m very proud that the manager here was so keen to sign me and I am going to do my best to help get the team out of trouble.”
Davis, joined from Fulham 18 months ago, but he has been plagued by injury problems at White Hart Lane.
“I’ve had my injury problems at Spurs over he last few months and it’s been a bit of a nightmare training with the reserves and not getting a look-in with the first team,” he admitted.
“It’s just great that the manager here came in for me. I could have moved in pre-season but decided to stay on and fight for my place. It didn’t seem to make much impact with the manager at Tottenham.”
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