Tottenham news: Gudjohnson signs for Pune City

By Wayne Veysey

24th Aug, 2016 | 10:00pm

Done deal: Former Tottenham striker heads to Indian Super League

By Tom Blackburn

Former Chelsea and Tottenham striker Eidur Gudjohnson has been signed by Indian Super League team FC Pune City.

The Indian club announced their latest recruit on their official Twitter account, with Gudjohnson signing a one-year deal.

Pune had a difficult 2015-16 season and finished seventh in the eight-team competition, but will be hoping their marquee signing can help them in the upcoming campaign.

The Icelandic international first played in England with Bolton and after impressing was signed by Chelsea in 2000 for £6million.

He played 238 times for the London club and scored 66 times in a spell that saw the club win two Premier League trophies and a League Cup.

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After six years at the club he was sold to Barcelona for £10million, and for three years he largely operated as a back-up option.

From 2009 onwards the 37-year-old has played for a whole host of sides, including a loan spell at Tottenham in 2010 in which he played 13 times and scored twice.

For the last few months he has been playing for Norwegian side Molde, but he has now joined Pune on a free transfer.

Thus far in his illustrious career he has scored 113 senior club goals in 533 appearances, and on seven occasions he has been named the Icelandic footballer of the year.

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