Tottenham To Sign Veteran Croatia Goalkeeper – And Craig Bellamy?

Ollie Irish

19th, July 2010

By Ollie Irish

“Triffic. Just triffic. Fantastic, my swarthy Croatian boys. Just fantastic.”

Tottenham gaffer Harry Redknapp has revealed he’s back in the market for Croatian goalkeeper Stipe Pletikosa. He loves Croatians, does Arry.

Redknapp told “I might be taking another goalkeeper from Croatia: Pletikosa.

“[There is] every chance I might be getting him so that’s good.”

The 31-year-old keeper, currently at Spartak Moscow, was reportedly close to joining Spurs last summer before suffering a knee injury. He’d be useful cover for the legend that is Heurelho Gomes.

This is what Pletikosa looks like, btw:

Redknapp added: “I would say the best players I ever managed in my life have been Croatian boys.

“They’re fantastic boys. I have had Igor Stimac, Slaven Bilic, Davor Suker. Robert Prosinecki was a genius. Fantastic footballers and all great guys.”

And of course, Spurs currently boast three Croatians in their squad: Niko Kranjcar, Luka Modric and Vedran Corluka.

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In other Spurs transfer chat, it looks increasingly likely that Craig ‘Four Iron in the Soul’ Bellamy could be coming to the Lane, I presume as a direct replacement for Robbie Keane.

Bellamy-for-Keane makes sense – I just hope there’s a club out there with enough cash to take Kean0 off our hands.

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