Transfer rumours switch from midfielders to goalkeepers again today as the papers continue the hunt for the man to replace Heurelho Gomes.
If the error prone Brazilian does leave the club this Winter, there is a good opportunity for a young keeper to step in and develop behind Brad Friedel for a couple of seasons before taking over as number one and Spurs will hope that this situation could entice some top European talent.
Roberto Jiménez Gago or Roberto for short seems to fit the bill as a 25 year old Spanish keeper with international experience up to under 21 level. Jimenez is currently at Real Zaragoza but has found himself on the bench for much of this season.
There are downsides to Jimenez with issues over injuries and a string of clubs including Atletico Madrid, Gimnastic, Benfica, Zaragoza and Recreativo but he impressed at Benfica in particular and it’s felt that he’s now ready to make the step up and settle down.
At present, Spurs have the option to wait until Friedel calls it a day and then try to bring in a top name keeper at that point or they can bring in a player such as Jimenez right now and let them develop. Above all it promises to be an interesting winter of transfer deals at the Lane.