Report: Free agent linked with Spurs returns to former club

According to a report in Southend Echo, Southend United have agreed to terms with goalkeeper Ted Smith who has also been linked with a move to Spurs,

Smith has been a free agent since the summer after being released by Southend at the end of last season.

The same publication reported last month that the club had made Smith an offer to return to the club, but Spurs were also interested in signing him on a free transfer.

Football Insider also reported last month that Spurs were on the verge of signing the 24-year-old in order to reinforce their keeper ranks at the club but the move never materialised.

It now looks like Smith is now set to return to Roots Hall imminently.

The young keeper did have a triall at Spurs last summer and started in between the sticks for the club’s U-23s in their pre-season fixture against Ebbsfleet United.

Tottenham currently have Hugo Lloris, Alfie Whiteman, and Paulo Gazzaniga at the club, while Brandon Austin is out on loan and Michael Vorm is out of contract at the end of the campaign.

Spurs Web Opinion

We could be in the market for a third-choice goalkeeper in the summer with Vorm leaving the club. However, this link never made any sense at all from the second it was reported. It doesn’t seem clear why the club would be keen on signing a goalkeeper who was let go by a League One team last season.

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