Premier League - Nelsen leaves Rovers, nears Spurs

Wed, 01 Feb 11:56:00 2012

Ryan Nelsen is on the verge of signing for Tottenham Hotspur after he was released by Blackburn Rovers.

FOOTBALL Blackburn Rovers captain Ryan Nelsen - 0

Rovers and club captain Nelsen agreed a mutual termination of the defender's contract ahead of the transfer deadline on Tuesday night.

The 34-year-old's agent said:  "We settled with Blackburn and have reached agreement with Spurs.

"We're just awaiting clearance. It's for six months, with a one-year option. It all unfolded quickly."

Nelsen has played just once since April due to a knee injury.

Tottenham are looking for defensive cover having sent Sebastien Bassong on loan to Wolves, and Vedran Corluka to Bayer Leverkusen.

Free agents are able to join clubs at any time.

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