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Tottenham boss Ramos delighted with winter market arrivals

Tottenham boss Juande Ramos is delighted with the signings made during the January market.

He told the club's website: "I am confident that the signings we have made will improve the squad as a whole and that they will adapt well to the playing system we have in place here, and the proof of this will come on a matchday. We have sought to find solutions to specific areas and we believe we have found them in the players we have brought in.

"Chris Gunter came in at the beginning of the month and although he is very young and still has a lot to learn, so far it looks like he is evolving in an excellent fashion and I believe he can become a very good player with us. I like my full-backs to be able to play on both the right and left side, and he has had to play on the left already out of necessity. He has shown a real willingness to learn and develop his game.

"I have watched Jonathan Woodgate during the time he spent in Spain with Real Madrid. For me, he was an essential addition to our defence and with his wealth of experience he will bring a solid, calming influence to the side, as he demonstrated in his first match for us against Everton.

"Alan Hutton is a very powerful player with great pace who I am hopeful can bring a lot to the team. I have seen him play a number of times and have been really impressed with what I have seen. We made a great effort to bring him to the Club and were delighted when he decided it was the move he wanted to make.

"Gilberto offers something extra to the squad being a left-footed defender. He possesses an excellent technique, he is very strong physically and is an experienced player, while he also has the added the flexibility of being able to play in midfield as well.

"I am comfortable in having three strikers because we have players here who can also operate as a second striker in the likes of Aaron Lennon, Steed Malbranque and Adel Taarabt. Jermain Defoe's departure also gives an opportunity for some of our younger forwards to impress and stake a claim for a regular place in the First Team squad and, with the quality we have coming through the Development Squad and Academy, that is important. Jamie is an example of how productive that route is."

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