Gylfi Sigurdsson has become André Villas-Boas' first signing as Tottenham Hotspur manager.
The Icelandic international, who enjoyed a fruitful loan spell with Swansea City in the Premier League last season, has reportedly joined for £8m from Hoffenheim.
Sigurdsson, 22, scored seven times in 19 games for the Swans after joining on loan from the German side in January.
He was strongly linked with a move to Liverpool, after Swansea manager Brendan Rodgers succeeded Kenny Dalglish as the Anfield club's manager in June.
The classy playmaker's move to Tottenham also appears to signal the club's willingness to sell Luka Modric, who has been linked with a transfer to Manchester United or Real Madrid.
Modric has four years remaining on his Lillywhites deal, but after intimating his desire to leave last year after Chelsea had several offers rejected, he may be granted his wish this summer.
Villas-Boas was Chelsea manager when the Blues were bidding for Modric, but seems destined not to manage the Croat.