Spurs to rescue �6m United international

SPURS are lining up a �6million New Year bid for England keeper Ben Foster. (The Sun)The Manchester United star admits he may have to quit Old Trafford after slipping to No 3 in the pecking order.

SPURS are lining up a �6million New Year bid for England keeper Ben Foster. (The Sun)

The Manchester United star admits he may have to quit Old Trafford after slipping to No 3 in the pecking order.

And Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp is in the market for a new keeper after Carlo Cudicini was seriously injured in a bike accident last week.

Foster fears he will not be in England's World Cup squad next year unless he is playing regular first-team football in the Premier League.

Foster, 26, was picked to start Saturday's 1-0 defeat by Brazil. But he admitted: "It's very disheartening not even being on the bench at United.

"I'm third choice for United yet playing for my country. It's a weird one and I'll see what happens."

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Foster is reluctant to give up on his United dream.

However, after four years on the Old Trafford books, he fears he will never be Alex Ferguson's first choice.

He spent two years on loan with Watford immediately after signing from Stoke City in a �1million deal.

He then missed another year with a cruciate ligament injury.

But now he believes he needs regular Premier League football and would welcome the chance to establish himself at White Hart Lane.

Cudicini is unlikely to play again this season after fracturing both wrists and his pelvis last Thursday.

Now Redknapp is looking to sign an established goalkeeper to put pressure on unpredictable Brazilian Heurelho Gomes as Spurs bid to qualify for a Champions League place next season.

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