Tottenham Launch £5m Bid For Ex-Liverpool Stopper

By on December 20, 2011

Tottenham have submitted a £5m (€6M) offer for ex-Liverpool goalkeeper Nikolay Mihaylov, according to reports in Holland today.

Harry Redknapp is on the look out for a young stopper to take over from the evergreen Brad Freidel, who is still performing at the top level despite being 40 years of age, but can’t go on forever (can he?!).

Current understudy Carlo Cudicini (38) is also approaching the end of his career while Heurelho Gomes is almost certain to move on in the January window. So Redknapp is keen to add a long-term replacement to his squad now so he can learn from the experienced duo.

Mihaylov, 23, has been scouted on several occasions by Spurs scouts whilst playing for his club side FC Twente this season and with the January transfer window approaching, it seems Spurs have followed up their interest with a firm bid.

Liverpool fans may be familiar with Mihaylov as the keeper spent almost 3 years at Anfield before making the move to Twente for £1.5m in 2010, although he failed to make a single first team appearance on Merseyside.

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3 Comments

  1. Luis Suarez

    December 20, 2011 at 1:19 pm

    No he didn’t play for liverpool because of the work permit.. He could not get the work permit therefore as liverpool bought him he was sent on loan to twente.. After 3 years spent on loan at twente they decided to buy him in 2010..

  2. Ashfah Hussain

    December 20, 2011 at 2:43 pm

    Another talent gone cos of the stupid work permit practised by England. In Malaysia this doesn’t happen.

    • Pepe

      December 21, 2011 at 4:30 am

      @Ashfah: True, just about anyone can get a job in Malaysia because of the sheer lack of quality among the Malaysians.

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