Tottenham announce signing of Rangers fullback Hutton

Tottenham have confirmed they have agreed a deal to bring Alan Hutton to the club from Rangers.

The 23-year-old Scotland international's protracted move to the Premier League side has been a drawn out process which started at the beginning of the January transfer window, when Hutton originally turned down a move to London after the sides had agreed a fee.

The highly-rated right-back had signed a five-year deal at the start of the season with The Gers and had originally stated his intention to remain loyal to that.

However, it would appear the lure of The Premier League has proven too strong and while none of the finer details of the transfer have been disclosed by Spurs, it is believed a fee of around the £8 million mark has been met.

"We are delighted to announce we have reached agreement with Glasgow Rangers for the transfer of Alan Hutton," said a statement on Spurs' official website.

"Hutton made his debut as an 18-year-old and has since gone on to appear on 122 occasions in total for the Scottish Premier League side.

"The 23-year-old right-back has also collected six international caps for Scotland after making his international debut against Austria in May 2007."

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