While it was a mixed day as far as transfer deals were concerned, Tottenham did secure one of their long term targets as French goalkeeper Hugo Lloris made the move from Lyon to a life at White Hart Lane.
At a £12m fee and with 38 international caps to his name, Lloris sounds like a perfect long term replacement between the posts but Andre Villas-Boas maintains that Brad Friedel is still his first choice.
“When you transfer it’s not written in the contract that you have to play,” Villas-Boas said.
“He has to compete against three good goalkeepers and at the moment Brad is doing extremely well. He deserves to be playing and he’ll continue to do so.”
While Spurs surrendered another two points on Saturday, good work from Brad saved even further embarrassment. Does he deserve his role as number one or should new signing Lloris be installed without any further delay?