Former England international Joe Hart is about to join Tottenham on a free transfer.
This development is not far-fetched from Jose Mourinho’s urge to have an experienced and homegrown reserve goalkeeper in Spurs’ team.
After completing his contract with Burnley, the 33-year-old is is undergoing medicals at the club, in preparation for a short-term deal with Spurs.
Meanwhile, the departure of Michel Vorm has brought changes in the team. One major change is that, the 75-cap England international is expected to compete with Paulo Gazzaniga as understudy to Mourinho’s No1 goalkeeper and captain Hugo Lloris following.
On homegrown and overseas players, Spurs have struggled with a balance in recent seasons.
Going memory lane, Mourinho was forced to leave Victor Wanyama out of his Champions League squad earlier this year.
Spurs have fallen foul of Uefa’s rule that a club must have no more than 17 ‘non-locally trained’ players in their European squad, partly because Eric Dier, who was raised in Portugal, and Welshman Ben Davies do not count as homegrown.