Croatia goalkeeper Pletikosa signs for Tottenham

Tottenham says goalkeeper Stipe Pletikosa has signed for the

club on a season-long loan deal from Spartak Moscow.

The 31-year-old Croatia international will compete with Spurs’

back-up goalkeeper Carlo Cudicini for a starting spot, with regular

No. 1 Heurelho Gomes currently sidelined with a groin injury.

Pletikosa, who has won 80 caps for Croatia, has also played for

Hajduk Split and Shakhtar Donetsk.