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Cudicini moves from Stamford Bridge to White Hart Lane

PUBLISHED: 12:10 26 January 2009 | UPDATED: 15:51 07 September 2010

TOTTENHAM have today completed the signing of Italian goalkeeper Carlo Cudicini on a free transfer from Chelsea, writes PATRICK MOONEY. Spurs boss Harry Redknapp stepped up his pursuit of a new keeper when his under-fire No.1 Heurelho Gomes was injured. A

TOTTENHAM have today completed the signing of Italian goalkeeper Carlo Cudicini on a free transfer from Chelsea, writes PATRICK MOONEY.

Spurs boss Harry Redknapp stepped up his pursuit of a new keeper when his under-fire No.1 Heurelho Gomes was injured.

And when veteran Spanish keeper Cesar Sanchez joined Valencia on Friday, Redknapp was forced to select

Gomes as his back-up keeper to Ben Alnwick for Saturday's FA Cup defeat at Manchester United.

The 35-year-old Cudicini joined the Blues on loan in 1999 from Italian side Castel Di Sangro and signed a permanent deal a year later for £130,000. He was voted Chelsea Player of the Year in 2002, but has found his chances limited since Petr Cech's arrival in 2004.

Cudicini's arrival will provide competition for Gomes, who has also been the subject of much criticism this season.

Meanwhile, former Spur Chimbonda is currently undergoing a medical at the Lane after the Lileywhites agreed a fee with Sunderland for the full-back.

The Frenchman signed at the Stadium of Light from Tottenham last summer, but struggled to settle on Wearside.

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