Tottenham have confirmed the appointment of former Iceland international Gretar Steinsson as the club’s new performance director.
The 40-year-old former defender had a spell in the Premier League with Bolton Wanderers from 2008-12 and also played for Dutch club AZ Alkmaar.
Following his retirement, Steinsson took up a technical director role at Fleetwood and later joined Everton as head of recruitment and development.
Steinsson joins Spurs from the Icelandic FA, where he had been working as technical advisor.
Tottenham have been busy strengthening Antonio Conte’s squad for next season, with Richarlison signed from Everton in a £60million deal.
The Brazilian forward follows goalkeeper Fraser Forster, veteran Croatia international Ivan Perisic and Yves Bissouma into the north London club.
Further transfers are expected to follow, with Middlesbrough’s Djed Spence and Barcelona’s Clement Lenglet close to signing.
The latter is expected to join on loan for the upcoming season, while Spurs are still haggling over Spence’s fee.
Boro want close to £20million for the right-back but Tottenham are willing to offer £15m plus add-ons.
Busy summer in north London
There are expected to be exits in north London too, however. Harry Winks appears certain to move on, with Everton and Leeds linked with the England man.
Record signing Tanguy Ndombele and fellow midfielder Giovani Lo Celso are also set to leave.
Indeed, Spurs have taken the unusual step, for them, of doing their transfer business early.
Conte will now get to work with all his signings in pre-season rather than welcome them towards the end of the window.
That is clearly a directive from the Tottenham chief in order to make sure his side are firing on all cylinders at the start of the upcoming campaign.
The north London side open their Premier League season with a home game against Southampton on August 6.
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