He may have found himself on the losing side, but the Finland stopper still impressed Talking Reds scout
Player name: Jukka Lehtovaara
Team: Finland, TPS
Match Scouted: Finland 0-2 Spain, 22 June 2009
Key Moment: Made a handful of outstanding saves from Leon, Suarez, Garcia and Granero.
Strengths: Shot-stopping and reactions. Was nominated for Finland’s Young Player of the Year award in 2005 and 2007.
Weaknesses: Still relatively inexperienced, but the chance to represent his country at the Championships will have given him great confidence.
Suitability: With Van der Sar coming close to retirement we should always be on the lookout for talented young goalkeepers. I think he would love the chance to step up to a higher level of football in England.
Estimated Cost: Around £3-5million.
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