Tottenham hand trial to Real Sociedad keeper Riesgo to cover for Cudicini

07 December 2009 11:53

Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp has handed a trial to Real Sociedad goalkeeperAsier Riesgo, the Spanish club have confirmed.

Riesgo, 26, was a Spain Under-21 international and spent last season on loan atRecreativo Huelva before returning to Segunda Division club Sociedad.

Redknapp needs cover for first-choice goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes because CarloCudicini suffered injuries to his pelvis and wrists in a motorcycle accident andis expected to miss the rest of the campaign.

Spurs bound: Asier Riesgo is on trial at White Hart Lane

'Asier will train next week with Tottenham,' read a statement from Sociedad.

Redknapp will be expected to make a decision on whether he wants to sign Riesgobut no fee has been agreed between the two clubs at the moment.

The Spurs boss is also in the market for a central midfielder to compete withWilson Palacios, Jermaine Jenas and Tom Huddlestone for a starting place, withBrazilian prospect Sandro a target from Internacional.

Redknapp is reluctant, however, to look for another centre-back despiteinjuries to Ledley King and Jonathan Woodgate.

'If Woody is fit and Ledley is fit we're great there,' he said.

'We're in great shape if they're fit but it's a big if. When they played together last year they were a great partnership. Butgetting them out on the pitch at the same time has proved more difficult.'

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