Do Tottenham really need Ben Foster?

Tottenham have today had a bid believed to be in the region of £4 million for Manchester United keeper Ben Foster rejected.

With Carlo Cudicini unlikely to return to action before the end of the season, Spurs boss Harry Redknapp is desperate to add a goalkeeper to the ranks at White Hart Lane before the transfer window shuts in two weeks time.

Foster, 26, has struggled to make the grade at Old Trafford since Sir Alex Ferguson signed him in 2005 making just over 20 appearances for United during that time (he spent two years on loan at Watford).

In this, a World Cup year, the England international knows he needs to be playing first team football to be in with a chance of making Fabio Capello’s squad this summer.

I wrote an article a few days back when Croatian keeper Stipe Pletikosa was linked with a possible move to Tottenham. The reaction I got was quite blunt. No matter who Redknapp signs, they won’t take Heurelho Gomes’ spot in the side. So, it begs the question. Do Tottenham really need Ben Foster?

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