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Tottenham U-turn over Hertha Berlin's Gilberto

Tottenham have completed the signing of Hertha Berlin left-back Gilberto.

The left-back, who can also play on the left side of midfield, spent three-and-a-half years in Germany where he made 101 appearances in the Bundesliga for Hertha after joining from Sao Caetano in his homeland.

The 31-year-old has 27 caps for his country and was a member of the Brazil squads that won the 2004 and 2007 Copa America, as well as the Confederations Cup in 2005. He also featured in the 2006 World Cup and scored his first international goal against Japan.

Gilberto has made one previous appearance at White Hart Lane in September 2006 during the Brazil-Wales friendly fixture.

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