Spurs to look at Ryan
Australia keeper to spend a week at Tottenham on trial
By Edwin Chong. Last Updated: July 14, 2012 1:11pm
Mathew Ryan: Will spend a week on trial at Tottenham
Tottenham have invited Australian goalkeeper Mathew Ryan to spend a one-week trial at the club beginning early next month, Central Coast Mariners chairman Peter Turnbull has revealed.
The Mariners custodian will depart for London on August 2nd and could earn a move to White Hart Lane if he impresses new manager Andre Villas-Boas.
"It is a magnificent opportunity and experience for Mathew to have a look at a top Premier League club," Central Coast chief Turnbull told AAP.
"Tottenham move into their new training facility on the first of August so it will be a great experience for him. I think it is reflective of Mathew's standing in the game.
"He has stature, he deservedly won a number of awards last season and has already been picked as Mark Schwarzer's understudy for the Socceroos - he is a guy who is sought after."
Australia international Ryan was named A-League's best keeper last season and earned his first national call-up in February for a World Cup qualifier.
He is widely regarded as one of Australia's most promising youngsters in recent times and is tipped to develop into a world class shot-stopper.
Spurs appear in the market for a new goalkeeper to provide competition for No.1 Brad Friedel, with Real Valladolid shot-stopper Jaime also thought to be on their radar.