Ramos keen to get keeper deal done

Tottenham head coach Juande Ramos is preparing to step up his bid to sign a goalkeeper after the departure of Radek Cerny to QPR.

Cerny played in the final six matches of the season Barclays Premier League season after an ankle injury to Paul Robinson, who he also replaced earlier in the campaign when the form of the England international dipped.

Ramos treats his goalkeepers like any other position and will drop his senior stopper even for high-profile games, which has left Robinson’s position uncertain at times.

Espanyol’s Carlos Kameni is on Ramos’ radar and Spurs have also been linked with Schalke’s Manuel Neuer and Samir Handanovic from Udinese.

After winning the Carling Cup, striker Robbie Keane is relishing the new arrivals that will add to Croatia midfielder Luka Modric signing from Dinamo Zagreb.

“Next year we’ll see a different Tottenham,” Keane said. “The manager had the players from the very start, I’m sure he’ll bring his own players in and it will be his sort of team.

“There will be more expectation because the manager has had more time to bed in. There will be new players and we’ve already signed one in Modric.

“I’m sure there will be a few more to follow and that can only help the squad. It’s always nice to see new players because it gives everyone a lift.”

With Dimitar Berbatov a possible departure if a club meets Spurs’ valuation, the likes of Samuel Eto’o from Barcelona have been suggested as possible targets. They have also been linked with a move for Crystal Palace youngster John Bostock.

“Whoever comes in will be a great addition,” Keane added.

After finishing in the bottom half of the Barclays Premier League – and their season ending with a disappointing defeat to Liverpool – Keane is expecting improvement in Ramos’ first full campaign.

“In the cups we did well; full credit to the lads because we’ve won silverware and gave everyone a lift and got into Europe again,” Keane said

“All in all we have to be pleased but we want to do better, win something and then be closer in the league.

“We need to be doing better and everyone is focused on looking forward to next season, I think you’ll see a different Tottenham – a team who should be competing with the likes of Liverpool.”

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