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Foster To Join Campbell At Tottenham?

The shock of the week had to be Harry Redknapp deserting Portsmouth, again, in favour for the job at Tottenham Hotspur. He repeated over and over what a massive club Spurs were and how he couldn’t say no, despite the club picking up just 5 points from a possible 27.

Since then, Cesc Fabregas has claimed the Arsenal Ladies side would be too good for Spurs, and even though they picked up their first win of the season at the weekend against fellow strugglers Bolton, the pressure is on as they travel to the Emirates today.

Redknapp will be wanting to bring in the players required to save them from relegation, as well as get rid of the dead weight. Heurelho Gomes, whose mistakes have cost his team in the league and in Europe, looks set to be the first player to be dropped, with reports suggesting Ben Foster is wanted as the replacement.

After suffering another injury at the beginning of the season, Foster’s career has again been put on hold, with him making more appearances for the Reserves, rather than battling it out for a first team place. He is keen to get in to our team now, but concedes he may have to go on loan first.

“I want to be playing football, that’s the main thing for me,” Foster said last week. “As a goalkeeper at my age now, that’s when I need to be kicking on. I need to get more games under my belt. The two years at Watford were fantastic for me to be able to play week in, week out and be No.1. I’m not sure what the gaffer is thinking. If he wants to send me out on loan, it’s up to him, but I want to kick on here.”

If Redknapp’s interest is genuine, then maybe some sort of an agreement could be reached. There is no way Sir Alex Ferguson would consider selling Foster, knowing how highly he rates the keeper, but a loan deal could be on the cards. We’ve already got one player on loan there, Frazier Campbell, who’s had 5 appearances in the league and UEFA Cup.

However, if United are to progress in the League and FA Cup, would we need Foster to go out on loan? Or do you think it would be better for his career to get regular football, even if away from Old Trafford?

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  1. Eddie from S A says:

    Ben is a very good keeper and should be the next No 1 at M U injuries have not been kind to him and have hampered his progress he deserves a run of good luck

  2. Shannon says:

    Sorry, Foster is crap.

  3. sambo says:

    You plum… Foster is very likely the next regular England no.1… assuming he can get in a team and stay fit. That’s my main worry. If he goes away again and ends up with another injury, it could mean curtains. Personally, I’d like to see him stay at the club as number 2 to Edwin for the remainder of the year, get some Carling Cup and FA Cup appearances under his belt and push for the first team jersey if Edwin goes a bit soft. But… perhaps the rewards outweigh the risks.

  4. Stephen says:

    I think we should tell Spurs to fuck off after their behaviour during the Berba transfer, funny thing isn’t it Levy what goes around comes around lying twat.

  5. Robert says:

    Aren’t 2 PL loan players the maximum?!? We’ve already got Simpson and Campbell out on loan …

  6. Drew Vader says:

    Based on what Shannon? Those two saves at Derby last year that helped up beat the worst side in Prem history sure weren’t crap, in fact, they were down right fucking fantastic.

  7. Stephen says:

    Foster is top draw, he was great for Watford and is only 25, he has a good 10 years at the very top.

  8. suhayl says:

    Without the injuries and bad breaks i think he would definitely have pushed EVDS and taken the no 1 jersey by the start of next season. He does needs games tho, however nooooo not at spurs. We need to play him every FA and LGE cup game…including giving Edwin a break during the world club championships.

    And that way if he remains fit he will have psbly played 20 odd games. and be ready for 1st team duties psbly next season

  9. Ste says:

    Robert, Simpson is on loan at Blackburn, while Campbell is on loan at Spurs

    The maximum you can loan in from the same league is 2, it doesn’t matter about which clubs you loan them to.

  10. OTRed says:

    Actually unless we can include a deal which says he CAN’T play against us…i say no. Having seen him on his day, I’d be a little scared having in him goal if we were playing against Spurs.

  11. dozer says:


    That applies by default in any loan deal.

  12. Oooodz says:

    dozer, can that be changed? Because didn’t simpson play against us??


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