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Tottenham signs France midfielder Etienne Capoue

August 15, 2013

LONDON (AP) — Tottenham says it has reached an agreement to sign France defensive midfielder Etienne Capoue from French side Toulouse.

The 25-year-old Capoue has played seven times for France, including a substitute appearance in its 0-0 draw against Belgium Wednesday, and has scored once for the national team. He has made 174 appearances and scored 13 league goals for Toulouse.

He becomes Tottenham’s fifth signing of the transfer window. Andre Villas-Boas’ side begins its Premier League season on Sunday, away to city rival Crystal Palace.

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