Foster the rounded keeper needed for a Spurs title challenge
Finding a new goalkeeper seems set to be at the forefront of any Spurs summer transfer activity and Birmingham’s Ben Foster is towards the top of the shortlist for Harry Redknapp.
A solid goalkeeper is considered the foundation of any successful team and Spurs have been largely let down by some expensive errors by Heurelho Gomes this season.
Gomes has been especially shaky in recent weeks both domestically and in Europe and these have played a notable role in Spurs being ruled out of the equation to finish in the top four this season.
He was absent for the 1-0 defeat at Manchester City, although a back injury was given as the reason for Carlo Cudicini being picked between the sticks for the crunch Premier League clash.
A replacement is likely to be signed in the summer, with Ajax and Dutch goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg considered a leading target, although he is also on the radar of Manchester United and Arsenal.
This may lead Spurs to look elsewhere and Manchester City reject Shay Given is another to have had their name linked.
However, Foster has enjoyed a fine season with Birmingham, including being named man of the match in the Carling Cup final victory over Arsenal and could prove the favoured option.
The one stumbling block in such a deal could be the asking price, with Birmingham’s desire to keep Foster likely to make him the most expensive recruit of the three, even though Tottenham could offer players in a deal.
Tottenham are 33/1 in the Premier League odds to win the title next season and potentially are only three players away from mounting a serious challenge.
A more rounded goalkeeper would help, while a striker who will score 20+ goals a season is also a must.
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