Stoke City midfielder Charlie Adam told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast Show for talkSPORT that he wouldn’t be surprised if Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech ended up at Tottenham Hotspur.
Adam, who was co-hosting the morning show, suggested that Cech could be the man who replaces Spurs number one Hugo Lloris, should the Frenchman leave White Hart Lane.
It was suggested on air that Lloris may head back to France to play with Paris Saint-Germain, which prompted Adam to say “I wouldn’t be surprised if that leads Petr Cech to join Tottenham.”
Cech would certainly tick all of the boxes in terms of what Tottenham would be looking for in a goalkeeper; he’s experienced, he organises a defence well and he has a strong winning mentality.
If that’s an option which interests Tottenham then there are two potential problems.
Firstly, Jose Mourinho would need to be willing to do business with one of his main London rivals.
That’s something that could put him off of a deal, but he showed when the club sold Juan Mata to Manchester United, that it’s not completely impossible.
Secondly, there are likely to be other interested parties interested in signing Cech this summer if he is available.
The Daily Mirror has reported that Arsenal could be one of those parties and they will have the obvious advantage of being able to put Champions League football on the table.
A lot has to happen before Lloris leaves and if Tottenham are forced to rely on the Frenchman next season over Cech coming in, there won’t be too many disappointed Spurs fans.