Wednesday, 29 October 2008

Agent: United Keeper Would Jump At Spurs Opportunity

Manchester United goalkeeper Ben Foster would apparently jump at the chance to join Premier League rivals Tottenham Hotspur, with new Spurs boss Harry Redknapp reportedly interested in bringing the England International to White Hart Lane.

Reports earlier on Wednesday claimed that Redknapp is not sure of current Tottenham keeper Heurelho Gomes and has made Foster his top target to replace the Brazilian at the North London club in January.

25-year-old Foster has made only one appearance for the European Champions since joining from Stoke City in 2005, with the young keeper 3rd choice at Old Trafford behind Edwin van der Sar and Tomasz Kuszczak and spent two seasons on loan at Watford between 2005-2007.

Foster’s agent Lee Payne has claimed that his client would jump at the option to sign for another club, if he continues to have limited opportunities for Sir Alex Ferguson’s side, but insisted Foster wants to make it at ‘The Theatre of Dreams’.

“Ben needs to play and he wants to do that at Manchester United, but if the option was given for him to do it elsewhere then he would jump at it,” Payne told

“I haven’t heard anything directly from Tottenham, there was speculation in the summer and via via via there was some contact, but as for this latest interest until there is actually contact between the clubs you just take it as speculation.

“He is at a massive club and I think he wants to prove that he can play at a massive club like Manchester United.

“He is very happy at Manchester United but the one thing I would say at the moment is that he is absolutely straining at the leash to play.

“He says he feels that he is on fire at the moment and he wants to play. He would be interested if it meant going and playing basically.”

Foster missed most of last season through injury, but Payne has claimed that the keeper is fitter and stronger than before and straining at the leash to play.

“He missed all of last season, he was worked so hard to get back now and he is fitter and stronger than he has ever been,” Payne added.

“He just wants to play now and he is straining at the leash to play now and he would definitely be ready.”

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