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Spurs capture Cudicini

Keeper arrives on free transfer

Cudicini: Free transfer

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Tottenham have signed Carlo Cudicini on a free transfer from London rivals Chelsea.

Cudcini arrived at Tottenham's training ground on Monday and he has quickly agreed a move to White Hart Lane.

Spurs boss Harry Redknapp admitted earlier this month he was keen on bringing in a new goalkeeper after allowing Cesar Sanchez to join Valencia and he has turned to Cudicini.

Cudicini has seen his first-team opportunities at Stamford Bridge limited since the arrival of Petr Cech in 2004 and he has now decided to move on.

Chelsea have granted the long-serving goalkeeper a free transfer as his existing contract was due to expire in the summer.

"Chelsea can confirm Carlo Cudicini has today (Monday) signed for Tottenham Hotspur on a free transfer," said a statement on Chelsea's official website.

"The club would like to take this opportunity to thank Carlo for his years of service and wish him well."

Cudicini is expected to challenge Heurelho Gomes for the No.1 shirt at Tottenham and he is expected to go straight into the squad for the midweek game with Stoke.