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Brkic flattered by Spurs link

October 7, 2011
By ESPN staff

Serbia international goalkeeper Zeljko Brkic says he is flattered to be linked with a future move to Tottenham.

Zeljko Brkic
GettyImagesZeljko Brkic is on loan at Siena from Udinese

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Spurs are believed to be in the market for a long-term goalkeeping option, with Brad Friedel, 40, currently their No. 1 choice. Carlo Cudicini currently provides competition to the former Aston Villa keeper, as does Brazilian Heurelho Gomes.

Former Spurs No. 1 Ian Walker recently told ESPNsoccernet that he expects Gomes to leave the north London club in the January window, creating room for Redknapp to operate in the winter market.

Walker said on Tuesday: ''It looks like [Gomes] will probably be off. Brad [Friedel] is very consistent, unless he gets an injury, I can't see him being changed over. If it were me, I'd be looking to move and re-establish myself somewhere else. I think Gomes is a good goalkeeper, he's just been a little inconsistent.''

Brkic, 25, is currently plying his trade for Siena on loan from Udinese, where he is carving out a reputation as one of the best keepers in Serie A. Having heard of Spurs' reported interest, he has promised to up his game for watching scouts. "I have heard that Tottenham scouts are looking at me," Brkic told Serbian daily Sport. "But at the moment I am fully focused on Siena.

"People in the club say that they are satisfied with me and I am very flattered. Hard games are ahead, some great challenges in Serie A and I hope to raise the level of my performances even more."