Tottenham Welcomes American Goalkeeper Brad Friedel

Brad-Friedel-TottenhamBrad Friedel decided to join Tottenham from Aston Villa, expanding the career of one of the most skillful and experience goalkeepers of the English Premier League.

The American who is 40 years old makes competition to unpredictable Brazilian ‘keeper Heurelho Gomes, who has so far to eliminate the errors from his game that have confirmed expensive for Spurs this season.

Friedel will go to his fourth English club since 1997 for free since his Villa agreement expires at the last part of the month.

Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp said on the club website, ”Brad is a top goalkeeper of real quality who has great experience.  It is good to have three such experienced top goalkeepers at the club in Gomes, Carlo (Cudicini) and now Brad and it means we have competition for places particularly with the number of games we will hopefully face next year, both domestically and in Europe as well.”

Friedel holds the record for successive topflight manifestations, expanding it to 275 matches previous season prior to leaving Villa after three years.

Friedel, who created 82 appearances for the United States, played for the Columbus Crew, Galatasaray and Brondby before going to England in 1997 to link Liverpool.  He spent eight years at Blackburn.

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