The fact that a supposedly fully fit Heurelho Gomes was left on the bench yesterday has increased speculation in the press that Harry Redknapp has made a new goalkeeper one of his priorities for 2011-12.
One of our alleged targets, Ben Foster is now set to face at least a season in the Championship and that could affect his availability ,but most areas of the press have followed up last week’s story linking Brad Friedel to the Lane.
The Aston Villa keeper is one that Redknapp has openly commented about and the boss had this to say: “He’s a very good keeper, but there are a few clubs in for him. Liverpool are in for him, West Brom too. It’s interesting. We’ll have to see where we go.”
While the suggestion of a Scottish keeper might not appeal to many, a new contender has emerged over the weekend in the shape of Allan McGregor.
The Rangers player has been at the club for 10 years now and it has been suggested that he’s after a new challenge in the Premiership. Harry could however face competition from a number of clubs including Manchester United where it’s thought that Sir Alex Ferguson is seriously considering bringing his fellow Scot in as replacement for Edwin van der Sar.