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Last Updated: Friday, 28 January, 2005, 16:49 GMT
Keeper Cerny completes Spurs move
Goalkeeper Radek Cerny
Cerny will provide competition for Paul Robinson
Tottenham Hotspur have signed Slavia Prague goalkeeper Radek Cerny on an 18-month contract.

The 30-year-old Czech Republic international has been signed as Paul Robinson's understudy, following Kasey Keller's departure.

"He is 31 in February and it is the ideal situation for him and us. He will stay here for 18 months," sporting director Frank Arnesen said.

US international Keller left to join German side Borussia Moenchengladbach.

Arneson added: "We have three very good young keepers - Marton Fulop, Robert Burch and Nicky Eyre - who are for the future.

"We need one for in between, with Kasey Keller gone, and we want to send the young keepers out for a loan spell at a higher level than reserve football.

"We were looking for a very good keeper, who has the ambition to play, but also knows Paul Robinson is in front of him.

Cerny earlier said: "The English league is the best football league in the world and I would like to spend more than 18 months there if possible."

The two clubs already share a connection - British investment company ENIC has a share in both Slavia and Tottenham.

This latest signing follows Tuesday's deal with Excelsior Rotterdam to bring Holland under-21 striker Mounir El Hamdaoui to the club.






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