Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Spurs looking at Green future

With Robert Green now out of contract with West Ham and David Gold tweeting that he will not be staying with the club, it was inevitable that Spurs would be the first club linked to the keeper.

It's well known that Harry loves a bargain and they don't come any cheaper than a free transfer. He's also a former Hammers player, and Spurs have a history of snapping up former Irons favourites such as Jermain Defoe, Michael Carrick and Freddy Kanoute. If Harry can't read or write, then languages are certainly going to be an issue so that can only be another factor that means we must be in for him.

Green has made some well known blunders, none as memorable as his mistake in England's first game of World Cup 2010 against the USA that let them back into the game, but has shown on many occasions that he is a very talented keeper.

What may go against the signing however is where he would stand in terms of selection. With Brad the wrong side of 40 it's inevitable that he can't have long left in the game, but he's shown no signs of retiring just yet. After such a commanding season between the sticks that gave us the confidence we never had with Gomes, would it be fair to demote him to second choice for a player who played his trade in the Championship last year? And is Green even worthy of a starting place?

Robert Green would be a fantastic signing for Spurs, and at little cost, but whether we see him at the Lane next season depends on one thing. Ambition. If he's to take up a contact with us he's effectively saying he's happy to be second choice. It'll be interesting to follow the situation.

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