3 Feb 2012

Nelsen could play against Liverpool on Tuesday

12:56 pm on 3 February 2012

Ryan Nelsen has completed a free transfer to Tottenham after Blackburn cancelled his contract.

The 31-year-old New Zealand defender has played only once since April due to a knee injury - in Rovers' 3-1 loss to Aston Villa in August.

Blackburn cancelled their club captain's contract on Tuesday following seven years at the club.

Spurs have announced they had completed his signing after receiving international clearance.

Despite his recent injury problems, Spurs assistant manager Kevin Bond says Nelsen will be in the Tottenham squad for Tuesday morning's Premier League game at Liverpool.

Bond says Nelsen's fit and eligible to play and he's looking forward to the challenge.