Spurs seal signing of William Gallas

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Tottenham Hotspur have confirmed the signing of former Arsenal and Chelsea defender William Gallas on a one-year contract.

The 33-year-old France international left the Gunners at the end of last season and has opted to join their deadly north London rivals, having turned down offers from a number of other clubs.

Spurs boss Harry Redknapp said just before the signing of galas was sealed:"I met him and he was a great lad, a great guy – I liked him. A very quiet man.

"I must say, whenever we've played against him, I always felt he was a fantastic defender.

"I spoke to a few people about him – who have played with him and everything else – and everyone came back with the same views as I've got.

"And if he has got a temperament, from what they tell me and the people I spoke to who've played with him is that he gets the hump with people who are not as professional as he is.

"Honestly, he could have got a lot more money elsewhere, so it's not like he's come here for big paydays. I promise you, that is one thing he hasn't got at all.

"He wanted to play and he's took the hardest challenge of all on, to come to Tottenham. But it doesn't bother him."

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