Spurs sign Alan Hutton (at last) and sell Kevin-Prince Boateng to Aston Villa

Ollie Irish

30th, January 2008

77767855.jpg 79016892.jpg Tottenham have finally captured Alan Hutton (left) from Rangers, for a fee believed to be around £9m. That’s a lot of cash for a young defender, but if Hutton can offer Spurs the same level of reliability as great Premier League full-backs like Gary Neville and Denis Irwin, for example, then it’s a good deal for both parties. With Jonathan Woodgate also coming in, it’s clear that manager Juande Ramos wants to concentrate on shoring up Spurs’ lightweight defence.
To fund the acquisition of Hutton, Spurs have agreed to sell Kevin-Prince Boateng (above, right) to Aston Villa. I didn’t see that coming at all. Boateng signed for Tottenham in July 07,

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