Wednesday, 29 October 2008

Gomes Set For Spurs Exit As Redknapp Eyes United's Foster?

Brazilian International Heurelho Gomes could be shown the door at Tottenham Hotspur in the January transfer window, with new boss Harry Redknapp set to jettison the goalkeeper, who was a summer signing from Dutch side PSV Eindhoven and make a move for Manchester United keeper Ben Foster, according to The Mirror.

Despite only being in charge for one game at White Hart Lane since his shock departure from Portsmouth to take over at the North London club, Redknapp has decided that error-prone Gomes is not up to the task in the Premier League after another shaky display in the 2-0 win against Bolton Wanderers on Saturday.

Redknapp has former Spanish International Cesar Sanchez at Spurs, but despite the keeper having played in a Champions League final for Real Madrid in the past, Cesar has not played at the highest level for a while and like Gomes has not convinced the new manager at Spurs.

25-year-old Foster has been at United since 2005, but has only played one senior game for the Red Devils, despite being regarded as one of the best young English keepers in the Premier League, with United boss Sir Alex Ferguson sending Foster on loan to Watford between 2005-2007. Foster is third choice at United, behind Edwin Van der Sar and Tomasz Kuszczak, with Redknapp a big admirer of the keeper, who has one cap for England.

However, any move for Foster will have to wait until the winter transfer window, with Redknapp set to persevere with Gomes until a move for Foster can be made in January.

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