He was out of contract and this isn't a surprise as we've sort of known about it for a while, but Brad Friedel has today signed for Spurs.
He is going for the money but the news that a Premier League player is doing it just for the money isn't news and we can also have no complaints, he did a good job for us, but we do have to be looking for better.
It isn't that he couldn't have done a job next season but it is about time we started looking for a long term goalkeeper and he probably wants the rest - he'll get that at Spurs as well as a fair amount of money.
I would like to thank Brad for the terrific contribution he has made at Aston Villa in his three seasons here and our supporters will no doubt echo these sentiments. We wish him well in the future and look forward to seeing him again at Villa Park.