Friedel could quit Tottenham for Blackburn

Veteran goalkeeper Brad Friedel could be set to leave Tottenham Hotspur in the January transfer window.

According to the Daily Mail, the American, who has been at the club since the summer of 2011, came under pressure for his place between the sticks following the purchase of France No. 1Hugo Lloris from Lyon this summer.

While Friedel initially retained his place in the team, the Frenchman that appears to have usurped him in the pecking order after being preferred for last week’s North London derby defeat at Arsenal.

Indeed, Villas-Boas’ decision to select Lloris in place of Friedel for a home match against Aston Villa in October ended the 41-year-old’s record of 310 consecutive Premier League starts for Blackburn Rovers, Aston Villa and Spurs.

Friedel, 41, is now being linked with a possible return to Blackburn where he could dovetail his playing duties with a coaching role, working alongside the club’s manager, former teammate Henning Berg.

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