Thursday, 30 October 2008

Has He Got To Gomes As Green Joins Foster On Spurs List?

West Ham United goalkeeper Robert Green has joined Manchester United’s Ben Foster on the list of new Tottenham Hotspur manager Harry Redknapp’s list to replace Brazilian International Heurelho Gomes as No 1 at Spurs, according to reports.

Reports on Wednesday claimed that Redknapp was unsure of Gomes, with the Brazilian having made a series of errors before the former Portsmouth manager’s arrival at White Hart Lane. With United keeper Foster being touted as the keeper Redknapp wanted to replace the hapless Gomes, after another unconvincing display in Redknapp’s first match in charge of Spurs against Bolton Wanderers.

Gomes was at fault for the first Arsenal goal at the Emirates on Wednesday in the 4-4 North London derby thriller, which levelled the score at 1-1 just before half-time, changing the mood of the entire game.

Despite making a string of saves in the clash with the Gunners it appears that Redknapp does not see Gomes as up to the task in the Premier League and has stepped up his search to include hammers stopper Robert Green. With a £7million offer being mooted in January for the England International.

The 28-year-old former Norwich City keeper could be open to a move away from Upton Park, with Green claiming to be undervalued at the East London club in the summer, with the keeper bemoaning the fact that, despite being one of the clubs top performers he lacked parity on salary with the likes of Dean Ashton another former Canary.

This coupled with West Ham having to pay Sheffield United a fortune in compensation over the Carlos Tevez saga could see Green make the move across London to White Hart Lane in January.

However, with Foster’s agent revealing that his client would be open to a move away from Old Trafford after failing to make an impact at the Premiership Champions the only real certainty is that Gomes’ days at Tottenham are surely numbered.

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