Redknapp pleased with Pletikosa loan

Redknapp had said before the season started that he would prefer to
have three goalkeepers challenging for a first-team spot.
First-choice stopper Heurelho Gomes missed Saturday’s 1-0 Premier
League defeat to Wigan because of injury, while Carlo Cudicini was
at fault for Hugo Rodallega’s winner. Pletikosa, 31, has won 80
caps for Croatia and appeared in the World Cup finals of 2002 and
2006 and the 2008 European Championships. He also lifted two
Croatian Cups during more than 172 appearances for hometown club
Hajduk Split and scored six goals from the penalty spot. His
performances during the 2001-02 campaign earned him the Croatian
Player of the Year accolade. Pletikosa moved to Spartak in 2007,
following four years with Shakhtar Donetsk, and appeared against
Tottenham in the UEFA Cup group match in December 2008 at White
Hart Lane. Redknapp, meanwhile, does not expect to complete any
more business but could allow some players to leave on loan. He was
expected to bolster his squad to cope with the demands of
participating in the Champions League and the Premier League, and
he has been repeatedly linked with West Ham star Scott Parker and
Everton’s Steven Pienaar. But the Tottenham boss, who arrived at
his club’s Chigwell training ground on Tuesday to watch a practice
match, thinks that he and chairman Daniel Levy will be quiet before
the day’s 6pm deadline. Regarding Pienaar, Redknapp told Sky Sports
News: “There is nothing in that, I don’t think. I thought it was
April Fools’ Day with some of the players we have been linked with
today. “I don’t think we need to be doing anything. I will be very
surprised if anything happens.” He added: “At the moment I really
don’t think we are anywhere near doing any deals today.” However,
allowing players to leave White Hart Lane on loan has not been
ruled out, with Jermaine Jenas being linked with a move to Stoke
and Robbie Keane a target of West Ham and Besiktas. “Maybe (there
will be) one or two loans going out,” said Redknapp. “We have got a
practice match this morning. I am just going to watch that and I
think it will be a quiet day.”