Cudicini pens new one-year deal

The 37-year-old former Chelsea shot-stopper is now committed to the

White Hart Lane club until the summer of 2012. Cudicini, a January

2009 signing, has been largely forced to act as back-up to Heurelho

Gomes, but displaced the error-prone Brazilian for the final three

matches of this season. A short statement on Tottenham’s official

website read: “The club is delighted to announced that Carlo

Cudicini has signed a one-year contract extension which runs until

2012.” Cudicini, who was seriously injured in a motorcycle accident

in 2009 and as a result was unavailable for eight months, played 13

times in 2010/11. The Italian featured in both legs of Tottenham’s

UEFA Champions League matches against Inter Milan after Gomes was

sent off at the Giuseppe Meazza and suspended.