Tottenham Hotspur boss, Mauricio Pochettino, has yet another problem to solve in North London, as if he didn’t have enough things to worry about.
Spurs lost their captain, Hugo Lloris, on Saturday as the Lilywhites visited Brighton, with the Frenchman sustaining a dislocated elbow within the opening minutes of the match.
After receiving oxygen on the pitch, being stretchered off, and taken to hospital, Tottenham announced the extent of Hugo’s injury, stating that he would be out for the rest of the year.
So, let’s take a look at five potential solutions to Lloris’ injury:
Paulo Gazzaniga –
The Argentine seems like the logical player to come in and replace Lloris in the first-team after playing as a number two to the Frenchman for the past season. This could be a huge chance for Gazzaniga to impress the Spurs boss and fans.
Michel Vorm –
Either as a first choice or a back-up to Gazzaniga, Michel Vorm is still available on a free after Tottenham released him earlier this year. Could we see a return?
Alfie Whiteman –
I doubt that Whiteman could make the leap to a first-choice keeper, but will the youngster be used as an understudy while Lloris is away? What if Gazzaniga picks up an injury? What about the FA Cup?
As we are currently outside the transfer windows, a free agent is the only way for Levy to bring in a fresh face over the next couple of months. Transfer Markt have a long list of free agent keepers, including Vorm, ex-Spurs man Jordan Archer, Adam Bogdan, and Marcelo Grohe.
January window –
Finally, perhaps Pochettino and Levy will see this injury as a signal to invest and bring in a long-term senior replacement for Hugo Lloris in January. A few that catch the eye are Pau Lopez, Andre Onana, Wuilker Farinez, Jack Butland, Alban Lafont, Nick Pope, Timo Horn, Alphonse Areola, and an ambitious mention of Gianluigi Donnarumma.
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