Spurs confirm Gudjohnsen capture

Redknapp delighted to have landed experienced forward on loan

Gudjohnsen: Back in England

Harry Redknapp has confirmed that Eidur Gudjohnsen has joined Tottenham on loan until the end of the season.

Spurs were strong favourites to land the Iceland international's signature, with the player favouring to switch to White Hart Lane.

West Ham had also been in the hunt for the experienced forward, but have been pipped to the post by their capital rivals.

Gudjohnsen, who spent eight years in England with Bolton and Chelsea between 1998 and 2006, returns to the Premier League after struggling to settle at French outfit Monaco.

He only moved to Stade Louis II from Catalan giants Barcelona last summer, but was unable to produce his best form in Ligue 1.

Versatile

Gudjohnsen will be hoping that a spell at Spurs helps to revive his career, especially as Redknapp has hinted that he is prepared to utilise the 31-year-old's experience as much as possible.

"I just thought he's a good player and he can play several positions for us, he can play in a midfield or attacking-midfield role if we want to change our system," he said.

"We've lost Aaron Lennon [to injury] so we haven't got a great deal of width. We can play a diamond formation if we want to and he can be a big player in that system.

"So, yes, we took him on loan until the end of the season to see how it goes."