With Jose Mourinho’s departure, Joe Hart could fall down the pecking order at Spurs under a new manager. Seemingly lacking confidence in multiple Europa League games this season, Spurs new boss may choose to bring in a second choice keeper of his own.
Spurs were also fortunate this season as Hugo Lloris did not sustain any injuries, meaning that Joe Hart was never forced into playing a Premier League game. To avoid this again next season, I think that Spurs should look for a new backup.
In my opinion, Tottenham could follow the Man City model of having two foreign keepers and an older English keeper to keep the side in good shape and not take up too many foreign player slots.
One target I believe that Spurs should consider is Ethan Horvath. The American’s contract with Club Brugge expires this summer and he looks unlikely to sign an extension.
This means that Spurs could get him on a free, something both Daniel Levy and Fabio Paratici would be keen on.
Despite not getting much game time for the Belgians, Horvath is a class keeper and could do well for the Lilywhites. The 26-year-old recently won the CONCACAF Nations League with the US after coming on for an injured Zack Steffen in the second half.
The American then came up big for the red, white, and blue making four top-class saves. This included saving a penalty in the 124th minute as America went on to beat Mexico 3-2.
Horvath’s potential signing would not only provide good backup to Lloris but also ease the transition period when the Frenchman eventually leaves.
Both Lloris and Hart have contracts expiring next summer so it makes sense to have a keeper who will be here past that just in case.
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