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Goalkeeper Rumour To Strike Fear Into Spurs Fans Hearts

West Ham goalkeeper Robert Green appears to be a transfer target for Tottenham according to The Metro.

Green’s contract with West Ham ends next month with Harry Redknapp seeking value as he potentially looks to add the England international into his goalkeeping ranks. The 32-year-old is thought to be seen as the long-term replacement for the sensational Brad Friedel – the American who is into the twilight of his career will be 41-years-old by the time next season begins.

With plans in place to offload Heurelho Gomes, Redknapp is understood to of been looking at French International Hugo Lloris and also Newcastle’s Tim Krul up until recently when the Dutchman signed a new five-year contract with The Toon. However the emergence of Robert Green’s contract expiring at Upton Park – meaning he would be available on a free – has interested Tottenham who look to use the majority of their budget in more attacking and defensive options in this summer’s transfer window.

Green has plenty of experience in England’s top flight with Norwich and West Ham respectively making 215 appearances in the Premier League, he has also been capped 11 times by his country and it is expected he will be included in Roy Hodgson’s Euro 2012 squad for England – as back up for the stand out first choice Joe Hart.

This season, the keeper has helped West Ham’s push for promotion back to the Premier League with the small matter of a play-off final standing in the way of a quick return to the top flight for The Hammers. If however West Ham fail to win the play-off final, Green could decide to see out the remainder of his contract and forge a move back to the Premier League next term.

Redknapp is known to have an eye for a bargain and may feel Green could be an excellent acquisition financially and on the pitch. He will be hoping Green can cut out the high profile errors that have marred his career and show his full range of goalkeeping talents down at White Hart Lane.

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