Spurs set to land Capoue from Toulouse.
— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) August 14, 2013
— David Ornstein (@bbcsport_david) August 14, 2013
Tottenham look set to complete the signing of Etienne Capoue before the start of the new Premier League season after the midfielder told Sky Sports he had passed a medical ahead of a move from Ligue 1 outfit Toulouse.
The news was corroborated by BBC journalist David Ornstein, who said Spurs would confirm the 25-year-old’s arrival on Thursday.
Capoue came off the bench for France as Les Bleus drew 0-0 with Belgium on Wednesday night but it looks unlikely the enforcer will feature in Tottenham’s opening league clash at Crystal Palace on Sunday.
The news follows Hull City Tigers’ capture of Spurs midfielder Tom Huddlestone and Jake Livermore, with the former moving to the KC Stadium permanently and the latter on a season-long loan deal.