Recent Tottenham trialist declares interest in transfer, but unlikely to join Spurs

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Club Brugge goalkeeper Mathew Ryan has admitted he may leave the Belgian club.

Recent reports about the future of Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris have slightly concerned Spurs fans, and speculation over a move for Toulouse goalkeeper Ali Ahamada suggests manager Mauricio Pochettino may be considering some shot stoppers in case Lloris does leave.

A player who had a trial at Tottenham a couple of years ago and is reportedly still on their radar is Australian international Mathew Ryan.

Ryan, 22, was almost signed by Spurs before they snatched Lloris from Lyon, but needed more time to develop, and has since left Central Coast Mariners for Club Brugge.

Now impressing on a weekly basis, Ryan says that he would consider leaving the Belgians if the right offer came in the near future.

"It's obviously flattering to have the interest," Ryan said. "I had a bit of interest when I was in Europe last year, I know how it works. Interest is just interest. You never know if it's true or not until something solid comes through but it's obviously flattering nonetheless."

"In the last few months, I have come along in leaps and bounds: my performances have been getting better and better. I'm very happy with where I am at Club Brugge, we are always going to be in contention there for trophies and the Champions League."

"If something was to come along, obviously we would sit down and look at if it's beneficial. And if it's in a better league, a better team, then I feel as if I would back myself and be confident in my ability to go there and do well," he added.

Despite murmurings that Spurs are still monitoring Ryan, the presence of Michel Vorm at White Hart Lane means that it's unlikely that Pochettino would make a move for the Australian.

Ryan's trial came under a different manager in Andre Villas-Boas, and whilst some staff remain from Ryan's trial with Spurs - though not former goalkeeper coach Tony Parks - his dream of a move to England may have to come from a team other than Tottenham.

Australian shot stoppers such as Mark Schwarzer, Brad Jones and Adam Federici have all plied their trade in England in the last few years, and there's nothing to stop Ryan from doing the same, even if it isn't Tottenham who sign him.

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