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Tottenham Set to Complete Signing of Aston Villa Veteran Brad Friedel

White Hart Lane move on the cards for American keeper.

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Veteran keeper Brad Friedel will sign for Tottenham – and go straight into Harry Redknapp’s side at the grand old age of 40.

The American star is going to take up a dream two-year contract at White Hart Lane, despite the chance of a similar deal with Liverpool, because it gives him a greater opportunity to play.

Spurs will have a vacancy for Friedel, who was offered a one-year extension by Aston Villa and turned down an approach from West Brom, because Redknapp wants to offload error-ridden Heurelho Gomes.

Friedel has been stunned by the amount of interest in him and took his time to go through the options. Tottenham are getting his vote because of the whole package on offer, as well as the opportunity to stay at the top.

SOURCE: Daily Mirror

Even though Brad Friedel is clearly no spring chicken it is worth noting that the 40 year old has not missed a Premier League game in seven seasons and must surely be a more preferable custodian than butter fingers Heurelho Gomes, who’s blunders towards the end of the season appear to have left Harry Redknapp with no option other than to look for a replacement for the Brazilian.

Friedel is also apparently a target for Liverpool who saw the American as an ideal back up for Pepe Reina but the former Anfield man clearly wants regular first team football and feels that is more likely to be secured at White Hart Lane.

The Aston Villa keeper is one of the most consistent keepers around and despite his age will be a very useful acquisition for the North London side to make this summer.

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