Tottenham Close To Sealing Deal to Sign Portsmouth Keeper David James

White Hart Lane boss set for reunion with Fratton Park keeper.

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Sports News - April 25, 2010

Harry Redknapp is set to bring Portsmouth goalkeeper David James to Tottenham Hotspur on a free transfer.

James was the Spurs manager’s number one during his time at Pompey and it appears that Redknapp is looking to reunite with the England international after Portsmouth were relegated from the Premier League this season, according to The Mirror.

Redknapp hopes that James will provide starting goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes with some competition ahead of Tottenham’s first Champions League appearance next season.

Preferring not to join Pompey in the Championship, James would jump at the chance to be the starter at Spurs next season. (

This is a move that many have predicted for the best part of a year and it seems to finally be nearing fruition. Tottenham could do with someone to challenge Heurelho Gomes and whilst they would probably prefer a longer term alternative than 39 year old David James it is worth noting that the England international is still very fit for his age.

With Carlo Cudicini still not fully recovered from his motorcycle crash and with youngster Ben Alnwick perhaps not ready for the first team given his debut away at Burnley last weekend where he shipped four goals.

James could well offer a very real challenge for the number one spot at White Hart Lane and the chance of a potential Champions League football, if he unseats Gomes, may well also tempt the former Liverpool and West Ham man.

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