Journalist names three candidates Spurs have identified to replace Hugo Lloris 

Journalist Graeme Bailey has revealed that Tottenham have compiled a shortlist of three goalkeepers to replace Hugo Lloris at the end of the season.

Lloris has been with the North Londoners since joining from Lyon in 2012 and has racked up over 436 appearances in all competitions for the club (Transfermarkt).

Hugo Lloris
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However, the Tottenham captain has made some unforced errors this season and has come under criticism for his mistakes, with some pundits calling for the Lilywhites to look beyond their number one (The Telegraph).

Lloris’ current contract with Tottenham runs out in the summer of 2024 and The Evening Standard claimed back in September that Antonio Conte and Fabio Paratici have already held talks over a succession plan for the 35-year-old.

This has now been backed up by Bailey, who revealed that the Spurs hierarchy have identified Everton’s Jordan Pickford, Brighton’s Robert Sanchez and Leeds’ Illan Meslier as potential options to replace the France captain.

The journalist told TEAMtalk: “Hugo Lloris has a deal until 2024, but it is highly unlikely he will be Tottenham number one after this season. He has been up and down and it is understood Tottenham are looking for his long-term replacement. And we can reveal that a number of options are in the Premier League.

“They have been linked to the likes of Jordan Pickford, Robert Sanchez and Illan Meslier, and these are the options for them. They really like Sanchez at Brighton – but it is likely that won’t be until the end of the season. 

“Lloris will go to the World Cup finals, and it will be interesting to see how he goes in Qatar. But barring injury and a real collapse in form, he will get the rest of the season at Tottenham – which will almost certainly be his last as number one.”

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Out of the three names mentioned, I would prefer Meslier as he has the highest ceiling among the three and could potentially be our number one for over a decade.  I personally am not yet convinced that Lloris is past his best but given his age, I can see why Tottenham would be on the lookout for an eventual replacement.

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