Journalist provides update on Spurs’ rumoured goalkeeper chase this summer

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Dom Le Roy

Football.London’s Alasdair Gold has claimed that he does not expect Tottenham to be in the market for a first-choice goalkeeper this summer.

There has been plenty of speculation regarding the goalkeeping role at Spurs over the last few weeks with reports suggesting that Jose Mourinho is looking to bring in a stopper to push Hugo Lloris for the number one jersey (Daily Mail).

Tottenham have been linked with a number of goalkeepers, including Ajax’s Andre Onana (The Sun), Lazio’s Thomas Strakosha (Il Tempo), Sheffield United’s on-loan Dean Henderson (Daily Mail), and Burnley’s Nick Pope (Football.London).

However, there is no indication as of yet that Hugo Lloris is on his way out of North London.

The Frenchman has been in good form since returning from his injury lay off but he was culpable for some of the goals that Spurs conceded in their defeat to RB Leipzig.

Gold believes that Mourinho and his coaching staff haven’t had enough time to work with the Tottenham captain and are unlikely to replace him this summer, particularly since they require additions elsewhere.

He said: “Lloris has had very little time to work with Mourinho and the coaching staff since returning from his injury and before football was shut down.

“I would imagine his situation will be looked at over the course of the next campaign and his age and then perhaps Spurs would look to bring in someone to push him harder.

“Onana has been looked at but he appears to be on the move this summer and that would surprise me if money is spent on the goalkeeping position.

“Right now there are other positions that seem more of a priority, although they might bring in a free or cheap older, experienced third choice keeper to replace Michel Vorm if Brandon Austin and Alfie Whiteman are not considered ready.”

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Given that we need additions at defensive midfield, right-back, centre-back and in the forward areas, it would make little sense for us to prioritise a move for Hugo’s long-term replacement. The Frenchman still has a year or two left in him and I expect us to look at the situation more closely next summer.

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