Spurs plot English keeper bid

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Tottenham Hotspur are said to be ready to make a concrete offer for Watford shotstopper Scott Loach in the January transfer window, according to skysports.com.

Loach has impressed in his three years with Watford, catching the eye of England boss Fabio Capello enough to earn a call up for two England squads in 2010.

Now, SkySports.com suggest that Spurs lead a host of Premier League clubs in the hunt for the former Rochdale keeper’s signature, while a number of Championship clubs are said to be hopeful of persuading him to stay in the second tier of English football with the promise of regular first team football.

Spurs boss Harry Redknapp reinforced his goalkeeping ranks before the start of the season, bringing in former Aston Villa keeper Brad Friedel on a free transfer to join Carlo Cudicini and Heurelho Gomes in the battle for the number one jersey.

Gomes has fallen out of favour at White Hart Lane having lost his starting spot to Friedel after a string of high profile mistakes, and is tipped to move away from Spurs when the transfer window opens in January.

Cudicini and Friedel have a combined age of 78, and Spurs boss Harry Redknapp will no doubt be keen to bring Loach to White Hart Lane and prepare for when Friedel in particular hangs up his gloves.

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