Spurs to grab Garcia
Ramos closes in on Espanyol star
By Lucas Brown. Last Updated: July 10, 2008 11:08am
Garcia: Spurs target
Tottenham Hotspur have reportedly agreed a deal to sign Luis Garcia from Espanyol.
Reports emanating from Spain suggest Spurs have beaten off interest from Benfica to sign the Spanish international.
Negotiations took place on Wednesday night in the Ciutat Contal with the player's agent Juanma Lopez, together with Espanyol's lawyer Vicente Montes.
Following a successful meeting, the player is set to finalise personal terms with the North London club before flying to England next week to undergo a medical.
Tottenham have been after another striker since allowing Jermain Defoe to leave the club in the January transfer window and Luis Garcia's versatility is a key factor in Ramos' desire to sign him.
Benfica's Quique Sanchez Flores was also keen on the 27-year-old, who was Espanyol's top scorer in the league last term with 13 goals, but the lure of the Premier League has proved too strong.
Ramos has been linked with several Espanyol players in the past, including Carlos Kameni and Daniel Jarque, but Garcia is the first that he has actually made an official move for.