Tottenham consider alternative German juggernaut
In a bid to save themselves from being caught in a bind when Brad Friedel finally decides to hang up his gloves or is deemed no longer worthy of holding on to his spot, Tottenham will look to tempt Tim Wiese away from the Weser Stadion this summer.
Spurs were, and still appear to, be linked with a move for Wiese’s league opponent Rene Adler who is out of favour with Bayer Leverkusen but appear to considering their Bundesliga options.
Both goalkeepers have contracts which are set to run out at the end of this season and if Harry Redknapp is still at the helm of the North London outfit by that time, he could find himself with a bargain.
The Tottenham boss has of course been linked with the vacant England managerial role but seems committed to his current job, commenting that he wouldn’t want to leave the club mid-season.
Wiese started in Germany’s 2-1 defeat to France during the midweek international friendlies and despite the loss, has been in impressive form this season.
Werder Bremen currently sit fifth in the German top flight and it’s unknown whether the side will offer their stopper a new contract extension.
The 30 year-old is unfortunate that the fashion in Germany at the moment appears to be boasting a young, aspiring ‘keepern as Bayern Munich, Borussia Monchengladbach and Bayer Leverkusen all show with Manuel Neuer, Marc-André ter Stegen and Bernd Leno, respectively.
Wiese has started for Werder Bremen on twenty occasions this season and is seeking to retain a place in the German international squad before Euro 2012.
The stopper may not take top spot at White Hart Lane automatically if he were to be snapped up as a free transfer, however Friedel would surely find the stalwart as tough competition should he arrive.