Tottenham have completed the signing of Iceland international attacking midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson from Hoffenheim.
The details of the deal for the 22-year-old, who starred on loan at Swansea in the Premier League last season, have not yet been disclosed.
Sigurdsson is Andre Villas-Boas' first signing as Spurs head coach.
The former Chelsea boss was only appointed as Harry Redknapp's successor on Tuesday, but has moved quickly to bring Sigurdsson to White Hart Lane.
The move secures the Icelander's return to the Premier League, where he impressed so much during his spell at the Liberty Stadium.
Sigurdsson netted seven times in 19 appearances for the Welsh side and picked up March's Player of the Month award.
He had looked to turn his successful loan spell into a permanent move after Swansea settled on a record-breaking £6.8million fee with Hoffenheim.
The Swans also announced that personal terms had been agreed, but manager Brendan Rodgers' move to Liverpool saw the move falter.
Sigurdsson had been linked with a move to the Reds to rejoin his former manager, but Spurs have won the race for his services.
The Iceland international originally moved to England in October 2005 when he joined Reading's academy.
Sigurdsson spent loan spells at Shrewsbury and Crewe as he looked to establish himself in the Royals' first-team, where he became a key player in the 2009/10 season.
The midfielder won the club's Player of the Year award in what was his only full season for the Berkshire outfit, who sold him to Hoffenheim for a reported £6.5million fee at the start of the following campaign.
The midfielder enjoyed a good start to life at the Rhein-Neckar Arena, but fell down the pecking order and was farmed out on loan to Swansea in January.
That move seems to have been the making of a player that many now believe has the ability to replace Luka Modric in the heart of Spurs' midfield.
The Croatia international has long been linked with a move away from the club and made his frustrations clear last summer when he was denied a move to Chelsea.
Manchester United and Real Madrid have both been linked with a move for Modric this summer and could yet tempt Tottenham's resolve with big-money offers.
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what do you think?
Another money mercanary! Spurs pay higher wages than Liverpool where he had pretty much agreed to go so as to follow Brendan Rogers!!! Typical of todays players! When he's warming the bench hope he bleats about not playing!
Remember he agreed personal terms with the swans first he deserves what he gets good player but if modric stays he will be a squad player only
What are you talking about, Matt? Spurs' few TOP earners are on about 80 a week which i very much doubt he'll be on. I reckon Gerard and Suarez's wages dwarf that figure.