The next piece of Tottenham’s complicated summer jigsaw has fallen into place with confirmation that Brad Friedel has signed from Aston Villa on a two year deal. The 40-year old’s contract is up at the end of the month and he joins us on a ‘free’, but Harry Redknapp gave no indication as to who would be first choice between the posts next season.
“Brad is a top goalkeeper of real quality who has great experience,” the manager said.
“It is good to have three such experienced top goalkeepers at the club in Gomes, Carlo and now Brad and it means we have competition for places particularly with the number of games we will hopefully face next year both domestically and in Europe as well.”
Despite Harry’s comments, Friedel’s arrival has started the rumours off again linking Gomes with a move back to PSV and there is even a suggestion that Spurs’ spending hasn’t finished with regards to keepers.
For the time being, we welcome Brad and wish him every success, but is he our number one, or has he been brought in to ‘stir up competition for places?’