Spurs seal Cerny swoop
By James Pearson
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Tottenham Hotspur have completed the capture of keeper Radek Cerny.Tottenham Hotspur have completed the capture of Slavia Prague keeper Radek Cerny.
The 30-year-old Czech Republic international has made the switch to White Hart Lane on an 18-month contract.
Spurs' director of football Frank Arnesen has revealed the club were keen to bring in cover following Kasey Keller's exit.
Cerny is manager Martin Jol's (pictured) third capture this week following the arrival of Mido and Mounir El Hamdaoui.
"We have three very good young keepers - Marton Fulop, Robert Burch and Nicky Eyre - who are for the future," said Arnesen to the club official's website.
"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, who we know because of the relationship with Slavia Prague, is an international player for the Czech Republic behind Petr Cech.
"He is 31 in February and it is the ideal situation for him and us - and he will stay here for 18 months."