27 Jan 2009

Spurs sign Cudicini

5:42 am on 27 January 2009

The Italian goalkeeper Carlo Cudicini has joined Tottenham Hotspur's relegation fight, leaving Chelsea on a free transfer after 10 years at Stamford Bridge.

The 35-year-old, once voted the best goalkeeper in England but second choice to Petr Cech for the last five years, could make his debut for Tottenham tomorrow at home to Stoke City.

Cudicini will provide stiff competition for Brazilian Heurelho Gomes who has been erratic since joining the club from PSV Eindhoven in the close season and is currently struggling to kick because of a leg injury. Spurs are 16th in the Premier League.