Redknapp on Friedel free transfer to Spurs

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Tottenham have signed Brad Friedel from Aston Villa on a two-year deal.

It is understood the 40-year-old will sign a two-year deal with the north London club, where he will provide competition to their Brazilian number one Heurelho Gomes, who endured a tough season in which he committed a number of costly errors.

Friedel’s contract at Aston Villa was due to expire at the end of the month and no transfer fee will be involved in the deal.

Manager Harry Redknapp said: “Brad is a top goalkeeper of real quality who has great experience.

“It is good to have three such experienced top goalkeepers at the club in Gomes, Carlo (Cudicini) and now Brad and it means we have competition for places particularly with the number of games we will hopefully face next year both domestically and in Europe as well.”

Cudicini last month signed a contract extension through to the end of next season, while Gomes has been linked with a return to old club PSV Eindhoven.

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  1. Maybe I’m biased as an American, but I think this is a smart buy. You’re getting a proven keeper for FREE, who has proven he is 30 times the keeper Gomes is.

    Yes, he’s old, but keepers can stay viable up until age 42 or so. I think this is a perfectly fine move by Harry, and next year we can work on buying a good, young keeper. Hopefully with some of the money some stupid club is willing to pay for Gomes…

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