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Friedel set to replace the outgoing Gomes

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Aston Villa veteran Brad Friedel is expected to join Tottenham in the coming days as a replacement for exit bound Gomes.

The former Blackburn and Liverpool goalkeeper has been a consistent performer in the Aston Villa goal since he signed for the West Midlands club back in 2008 and recently became the first ever player over 40 years of age to make an appearance for Villa

Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp has finally lost paitence with error prone Gomes and after reports suggested that the Brazilian wants to move back to former club PSV, Redknapp isn’t hesitant about losing his former number one.

30 year old Gomes was dropped for the last three games of the season with Redknapp favouring Carlo Cudicini in goal in the games against Manchester City, Liverpool and Birmingham City.

Tottenham, who have also been linked with Birmingham’s Ben Foster, are set to secure the signing of Friedel on a free with the American’s contract expiring at Villa Park next month.

Reports suggest he has been offered a two year deal and if the protracted move is completed, will become Redknapp’s first summer signing.

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