Iversen arrives at Spurs

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Tottenham at last completed the signing of the pounds 2.6m Norwegian striker Steffen Iversen from Rosenborg Trondheim yesterday - and doubled their celebrations by announcing that their goalkeeper Ian Walker had agreed a new five-year contract.

Iversen, who has been tracked by Spurs for more than eight months, helped Rosenborg pull off an outstanding 2-1 victory at Milan in the Champions' League on Wednesday, but his signing had already been made and his appearance yesterday at the Tottenham training ground was for a routine medical.

Iversen, who has registered in time to play at Coventry tomorrow, said: "Tottenham were the only club that made an acceptable offer for me and I am hopeful I have made the right choice coming here."

The powerful 6ft 2in striker, who has scored 13 goals in 17 Under-21 appearances for Norway, said: "What helped me decide to come to England and especially Tottenham is that my friend Espen Bardsen is already with the club as their reserve goalkeeper."

Iversen's Rosenborg team-mate, Bjorn Tore Kvarme, is to sign for Liverpool today. The 24-year-old defender, who is out of contract, has agreed a three-year deal.

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