Former Liverpool defender Steve Nicol has claimed the time has come for Tottenham Hotspur to replace Hugo Lloris as the club’s number one goalkeeper.
The 60-year-old has claimed that the World Cup winner is prone to making too many basic mistakes between the sticks over the past year and a half.
Lloris signed a new contract with Tottenham in January which will keep him in north London until the summer of 2024.
Spurs brought in Pierluigi Gollini on loan from Atalanta last summer to try to provide competition for Lloris, but failed to rival the 35-year-old with the club passing on the opportunity to make the deal permanent and instead opted to bring in Fraser Forster on a free transfer to become understudy.
Antonio Conte’s side have been active in the summer transfer window having brought in five new faces, however it looks as if a replacement for Lloris is not on their shopping list ahead of the new campaign.
Nicol told ESPN: “I think they need a new goalkeeper,”
“Lloris, as good as he has been, has been making too many basic errors over the last 18 months.”
This is somewhat of a harsh assessment of Lloris, considering the French international has been in superb form since recovering from the dislocated elbow he suffered at Brighton in 2019.
Lloris’ distribution with the ball is arguably the weakest point of his game, but is still more than capable of being Tottenham’s number one for the next couple of seasons.
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