Spurs Ponder January Swoop For Highly Rated Young Championship Keeper

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Sherwood wants better options in his back-up shot stoppers. 

New Tottenham Hotspur head coach Tim Sherwood is interested in signing up-and-coming Nottingham Forest goalkeeper Karl Darlow in the January transfer window, according to reports in the Daily Mirror.

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The Spurs boss is said to currently be concerned at the back-up keepers that the north London club have in support for France international and first-choice shot-stopper Hugo Lloris at White Hart Lane going forward.

At present, Tottenham have the likes of veteran keeper Brad Friedel, although the American will be 43 years old in May, and Brazilian Heurelho Gomes, but the error-prone goalkeeper is set to return back to his homeland come the end of this campaign.

And that will leave a big hole to fill behind Lloris, a situation that Sherwood wants to sort out now by signing Forest’s highly promising 22-year-old No 1 this month.

And in order to convince the Championship high flyers to part company with Darlow, Spurs are even willing to loan the player straight back to Billy Davies’s men for the remainder of this season, before the shot stopper then moves to north London on a permanent basis next summer.

Darlow only recently put pen to paper on a new contract with Forest that ties him to the City Ground until June 2017.