Romanian defender Vlad Chiriches joined Tottenham in August 2013 from Steaua Bucharest for £9.5m, a record fee for a Romanian player.
Chiriches joined the club as one of the ‘magnificent seven’; a disparate group of players recruited from across the world in the wake of Gareth Bale’s world-record sale to Real Madrid.
After making his debut against Aston Villa in the League Cup, Tottenham conceded just two goals in Chiriches’ first nine matches for the club. His first goal for the club, a long-range effort against Fulham, was credited with keeping Manager Andre Villas-Boas in his job, however, when Villas-Boas did eventually leave the club, Chiriches continued to feature under caretaker Tim Sherwood.
His last Manager at Tottenham, Mauricio Pochettino, was less forgiving of the increasing number of mistakes appearing in Chiriches’ game. Used at right back and centre back, his final appearance for the club came in a 3-0 defeat to Stoke City, where he was sent off. In the summer of 2015, with the club signing Belgian defender Toby Alderweireld, Chiriches joined Napoli for approximately £4.5m.
Chiriches remains with Napoli where, despite establishing himself in the first team, he found himself heavily linked with a move to Championship side Stoke City this past summer.
Vlad Chirches made 41 appearances for Tottenham scoring 2 goals, and had made 54 appearances for Romania, including representing them at Euro 2016.
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