Tottenham Close In On £7m Back Up Pair: Harry Looks for More Strength in Depth

Harry looks at two potential White Hart Lane back up keepers.

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Harry Redknapp is ready to spend £2million on Kasper Schmeichel – and loan him back to Notts County.

Spurs boss Redknapp will battle Birmingham and Blackburn to sign County keeper Schmeichel, 23, in the summer.

But Spurs are leading the chase as they are would allow him to stay at Meadow Lane next season. Redknapp wants to groom him as the future No. 1 at White Hart Lane.

Schmeichel, son of Manchester United legend Peter, will leave County as they cannot afford his £13,000-a week-wages.

County boss Steve Cotterill said: “I don’t want to get rid of Kasper but he will get snapped up.” (Daily Mirror)

TOTTENHAM will need £5million to land Atletico Madrid’s Sergio Asenjo.
Harry Redknapp wants the keeper, 20, to act as back-up to No 1 Heurelho Gomes.

Asenjo was rated as one of Spain’s top prospects when he joined Atletico for £4.5m last summer.

Poor form has seen him lose his place to Manchester United target David de Gea, 19, but Redknapp and Barcelona continue to track him. (The Sun)

As Tottenham look to push on for a place in the Champions League next term they also appear to be looking to give their White Hart Lane squad even greater strength in depth. Harry Redknapp has done some great wheeling and dealing since he arrived at the north London club and now he has set his sights on two keepers who are hot prospects looking for a step up the footballing ladder.

Heurelho Gomes is a completely different keeper to the one who blundered his way from game to game when he first arrived at the club and the Brazilian has made the first team place his own, so much so that Carlo Cudicini doesn’t appear to have a hope in hell of taking his spot (being involved in a near fatal motorcycle accident didn’t help matters).

Both keepers named are babies in goalkeeping terms and Peter Schmeichel’s son Kasper appears to be interesting Harry as a potential keeper for the future who could happily step in now if needed. Sergio Asenjo, with a grounding in La Liga experience, may be a wiser (if more expensive) option to take.

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