Video evidence: Tottenham chase Polish Leagues best keeper

Well, it seems that Harry Redknapp may have been a little bit lax on his tax returns. Here at 101gg we have some sympathy for the Tottenham Hotspur manager. After all, it’s the transfer window, Harry can smell a bargain so tax returns go out the window and its up to Mrs Redknapp and her computer to complete them.

This season Heurelho Gomes has repaid the Tottenham faithful for the support he received last season by finally showing some consistency in between the sticks. However, following Carlo Cudicin’s motorcycling accident Spurs have no proven back up should an injury befall their number one.

There have been rumours that David James would be joining his former manager but the new story doing the rounds is that Tottenham are looking to purchase Legia Warsaw’s keeper Jan Mucha.

The Slovak shot-stopper made his mark at MŠK Žilina. He rose up the ranks as an understudy but in his final season (he spent three at the club) he grabbed the number one shirt. His displays led to a burgeoning reputation throughout Eastern Europe. This led to a  move to one of Poland’s biggest clubs, Legia Warsaw.

Tottenham fans won’t be happy to learn that during his first two seasons at the club he wasn’t considered good enough to become the club’s first choice keeper as a certain Lukasz Fabianski (now of Arsenal) blocked his path.

Following Fabianski’s move Mucha was given the number 82 shirt and a starting berth. His displays continued to earn him much praise and last season he received an award for the best goalkeeper in the Polish Ekstraklasa.

Mucha stands at 6 ft 2.5 inches. He has excellent reflexes and has a good grasp of angles enabling him to make it difficult to score in one-on-one situations. As with most modern keepers he acts as an excellent sweeper behind his defenders lurking to ensure that no strikers have a clean run on goal.

Unlike most keepers today he is not scared to come for the aerial ball even though he has the annoying tendency to punch rather than catch.

The Slovak has entered the last year of his contract so he is available at a cut price. With Tottenham urgently needing a goalkeeper who can immediately slot into the first team, we believe that a deal is likely to be completed, whilst reports in Poland claim he will join Spurs on July 1, 2010.

Video evidence of Tottenham target Jan Mucha can be seen here.