Talk has turned to the future of Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Brad Friedel in the Football Transfer Tavern this afternoon after the 41-year-old reiterated his desire to remain at White Hart Lane, quashing talk of a January move to Blackburn Rovers.
The veteran American goalkeeper has recently lost his place in the first team to France international Hugo Lloris and recent talk has linked him with a move back to Ewood Park in a player-coach capacity.
Friedel spent eight years at Blackburn and has also spent time at Liverpool and Aston Villa in the Premier League. On 16th January 2011, the American stopper reached the landmark of 250 consecutive league games in the English top flight.
Friedel apparently still has a future at Spurs after Andre Villas-Boas made him captain for their 3-1 Europa League victory over Panathinaikos last Thursday. The American has insisted he is ‘very happy’ at White Hart Lane and has confirmed he has no plans to leave the club in the near future.
“I cannot answer questions (about a potential January move),” Friedel told Goal.com.
“It’s all hypothetical. Right now I am a Tottenham player and I am very happy here.
“I have no idea (about Blackburn’s interest). When I was apparently contemplating doing a medical I was at home having Thanksgiving dinner with my family.
“What happens between club and club a lot of times players don’t know. At the end of the day I am contracted to Tottenham and am concentrating on Tottenham.”