At the age of 33, Hugo is coming to the end of his career and it is finally time for Tottenham to invest in a new long-term keeper. Spurs need someone who can make the kind of impact that Alisson has had at Liverpool, and both Lloris and Gazzaniga simply make too many mistakes. So, here are five potential replacements for the Spurs captain:
Jan Oblak (27)
If you want to be the best, you might need to buy the best. Oblak is seen as one of the best current goalkeepers in the world and is at a peak age of 27. He is valued at £90million (Transfermarkt) and while it is unlikely that Levy would allow a transfer of the magnitude, it would be a good investment for a player who would be first-team ready for at least 5 seasons. Oblak might also want a new challenge and if signed, would be a massive lift to the team and for the fans.
Gianluigi Donnarumma (21)
The young keeper has been AC Milan’s first-choice for the past four seasons. Spurs would give him the chance to test himself on the biggest stage, with the youngster having never played in the Champions League. He has already played 16 times for Italy and looks to have a glorious future ahead of him. It will only be a matter of time before a European giant comes in for him so Spurs should try and sign him before his price skyrockets. He is currently valued at £50million (Transfermarkt) and this investment would be good for the first team for at least 5 seasons before Levy could even sell him for a (likely) higher price.
Nick Pope (27)
A current Premier League and England goalkeeper and valued at just £11million (Transfermarkt). This price tag would be a big plus for Levy. He would also count towards the homegrown number. Pope has the most clean sheets in the Premier League this season despite Burnley being around mid-table for most of the season. At the age of 27, he may want to leave in order to play some European football.
Andre Onana (23)
He is a cheaper top-class option with Champions League experience, valued at £40million (Transfermarkt), but he has only played in the Dutch league domestically and may not be ready for the Premier League. Therefore, he may represent a bit of a gamble, although his potential is very high.
Aaron Ramsdale (21)
The England Under 21 keeper has begun to forge a good reputation for himself and, while Bournemouth are not performing well this season, most of their issues seem to be in attack. Ramsdale is valued at £13million (Transfermarkt) which would be a positive for Levy, along with his age. However, he could be a signing that disappoints fans.
Spurs Web Opinion:
In my opinion, Spurs should try to sign Oblak first for proper money but, if as predicted, he proves to be too expensive I would move for Donnarumma. He is young and his value will only increase. He could play for the next 5 seasons and then Spurs could sell and make a profit. Although, if he reaches his potential, it could be best to keep him for the best part of a decade!
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