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Comolli delighted with new Tottenham signings

Tottenham sports chief Damien Comolli is delighted with the signings made during the winter market.

He told the club's website: "Alan Hutton is a player we've been following for a long time. He was very, very impressive last season and in the first half of this. As a Frenchman, I know how well he did against France in both matches and he has really impressed in big games. Against Italy in Glasgow he was outstanding and is exactly the type of player Juande wanted and when he arrived he was the first player we discussed. Alan possesses all the ingredients of a top full-back and he fitted the bill of what Juande wanted.

"What we rate about Chris Gunter is his competitiveness and his motivation. He takes no prisoners and is a good defender, very aware and an intelligent player. He has also been very impressive at international level and we are delighted to have him. He has taken no time to adapt and has come into the First Team reckoning almost straight away.

"Jonathan Woodgate doesn't need any introductions. We all know he is a top class player and has got everything you want from a centre back. He showed a great determination to come here and that was key for us.

"Being awarded 27 caps by Brazil tells its own story and Gilberto took over from Roberto Carlos, which is quite a reference. He is a player we have been following for a couple of years, but it was a question of when he became available. When he did, he said he wanted to come here and we took that opportunity."

Comolli also highlighted: "There is one player who is not a new signing, but it feels like having one and that player is Jamie O'Hara, who has done so well and again it is a tribute to our Academy and development set-up. He has made a massive impact and he has a great attitude.

"He went on loan to Millwall and had a tough time to begin with. Clive and I had a long discussion with him and the second part of his loan spell was very positive. He came back with a great outlook and after two training sessions Juande was asking 'who is this kid? I really like him'. That is because of his discipline, his tactical awareness and intelligent play, not to mention the quality of his left foot. He won everyone over and has proved himself to be a reliable First Team player who can operate in two or three positions. It is fantastic for the Club."

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