Friedel snubbed bigger deals to join Spurs

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Brad Friedel admits he was tempted to rejoin Liverpool, but didn’t want to be a number two.

Fridel left Aston Villa at the end of last season on a free transfer and has revealed that he had four different offers.

It’s refreshing to hear that the 40-year-old moved to Spurs because he believes we had the best squad – despite there being more lucrative offers on the table for him. It sounds as if big Brad’s desire to be part of something at the Lane was his main motivation.

The American has firmly cemented his position as Tottenham’s number one, displacing Heurelho Gomes who cannot even get a place on the Spurs bench these days.

“I had four offers in the summer,” Friedel told the Mail on Sunday. “I didn’t choose the one with the highest financial reward, I chose what I thought was the best squad and the best opportunity.”

When asked if he was tempted to rejoin Liverpool, he replied: “Absolutely. Kenny (Dalglish) was very much above board, said that he could offer me the world, offer me a lot of things, but he couldn’t offer me first-team football enough.

“I had a tough decision but after I had met the (Tottenham) chairman, after I had met the gaffer, and you really see the squad and infrastructure at the club…it was clear that the ambition was to get bigger, better.

“You can never tell someone you’re going to come in and play in every game because you have to keep your form going and we have a lot of good keepers at this club.

“(But) I never signed a contract in my career to be a No 2. I felt that if I had chosen Liverpool, I was sort of signing (for) my retirement.”

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  1. lets get ridda redknapp turned out to bbe a wanker after all, loved him once but that was before this fa england job shit, arrys really a n hammer not a spur so fuck off sooner the better

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