Spurs Set To Land International Goalkeeper

By on July 2, 2010
ITAR-TASS 01: MOSCOW, RUSSIA. SEPTEMBER 14. Spartak’s goalkeeper Stipe Pletikosa seen during the Russian Premier League soccer match between Moskva Moscow and Spartak Moscow. Moskva Moscow won 2-1. (Photo ITAR-TASS / Igor Utkin) Photo via Newscom Photo via Newscom

By Football Talk.

Tottenham are set to sign Croatia goalkeeper Stipe Pletikosa on a season-long loan from Spartak Moscow, according to the Daily Mail. The 31-year-old did not travel with Spartak to their summer training camp in Scandinavia, as he will instead head for London to undergo an extensive medical before completing his move which is expected to be finalised within the next 2 weeks.

Spurs had an agreement in place to sign Pletikosa last summer but a serious knee injury prevented the deal from being concluded. He was again close to a move to White Hart Lane in the winter but the two parties decided to re-evaluate things in the summer as his injury was not yet fully healed.

Pletikosa is a highly rated keeper and has over 80 international caps but has seen his career stall after being frozen out at Spartak because the club struggle to meet the number of foreign players Russian Clubs are permitted to field. He will now look to reignite his career in North London but will have to do battle with Heurelho Gomes who had an impressive season last term.

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