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Tottenham give trial to Spanish goalkeeper Asier Riesgo

Asier Riesgo
Riesgo was first-choice keeper for Recreativo Huelva in La Liga last season

Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp has handed a trial to Real Sociedad goalkeeper Asier Riesgo, the Spanish club have confirmed.

Riesgo, 26, is a former Spain Under-21 international, who spent last season on loan at Recreativo Huelva.

Spurs need cover for keeper Heurelho Gomes as Carlo Cudicini is out for the season because of injuries he sustained in a motorcycle accident in November.

"Asier will train next week with Tottenham," read a Sociedad statement.

It is understood that no fee has yet been agreed between the clubs for Riesgo, should Redknapp decide to sign the keeper.

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In recent weeks, Ben Alnwick and Jimmy Walker have been on the bench for Tottenham in place of Cudicini, who fractured both his wrists and injured his pelvis in a collision with a car in Walthamstow on 12 November.

Spurs have also been linked with defensive reinforcements, but Redknapp stated he was unlikely to bring anyone in despite injuries to England internationals Ledley King and Jonathan Woodgate.

"If Woody is fit and Ledley is fit we're great there," said Redknapp. "We're in great shape if they're fit but it's a big if.

"When they played together last year they were a great partnership. But getting them out on the pitch at the same time has proved more difficult."



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see also
Cudicini 'to miss rest of season'
20 Nov 09 |  Tottenham
Keeper Cudicini undergoes surgery
14 Nov 09 |  Tottenham
Redknapp reveals Sandro interest
26 Oct 09 |  Tottenham
King promises to continue playing
20 Sep 09 |  Tottenham
Tottenham hit by Woodgate injury
11 Aug 09 |  Tottenham


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