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Tottenham target comments on speculation and declares his future intentions

Tottenham were linked with Marco Silvestri earlier this month, so what of his future?

Do Tottenham need another goalkeeper? Not as first choice, with Hugo Lloris a fixture between the sticks seemingly for the forseeable future.

But with Cudicini off, Gomes likely to be sold this summer too, and Friedel likely having one more year maximum left, it makes sense for the club to look at back-up options.

The name linked earlier this month was Marco Silvestri, a 22-year-old who is contracted to Chievo and is on loan at Serie B promotion chasers Padova.

Asked about his future this week, he addressed the rumours linking him to Spurs and indicated the club where he would like to play next season.

He said: "The talk about Tottenham, I honestly do not know. My agent wants to keep me in the dark to keep it calm, but my hope is really to be redeemed by Padova next year, I hope so."

So that should knock talk linking him to Spurs on the head for now. Tottenham could pursue the deal, but in honesty if the goalkeeper would like to play in Serie B instead of the Premier League then they should leave him to it.

The reserve goalkeeping position is not one Spurs are desperate to fill, and they have the talented Jordan Archer on loan at Wycombe too, so the snub is no big blow.

Silvestri sounds like he simply wants to play football, that is why he is enjoying his time at Padova rather than wanting to stay at Chievo, so it's unlikely he will want to come to Spurs and play second or third fiddle at the club.

What should Spurs do about the goalkeeping situation? Do they even need to bring in another reserve for next season or are they well enough off?

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