Noel Whelan has tipped Tottenham to sign Manchester United goalkeeper Dean Henderson as the club’s potential replacement for Hugo Lloris over Everton’s Jordan Pickford and West Brom’s Sam Johnstone. 

Spurs could face the prospect of losing the 34-year-old in the summer with his contract at the club expiring at the end of the season. 

As such, Antonio Conte is reportedly preparing for a possible vacancy in the No.1 spot, with Spurs said to be in the market for a British goalkeeper as Lloris’ potential successor. 

Reports have claimed the Italian has eyed England international Pickford as his ideal candidate to replace the Frenchman, while Spurs also showed an interest in West Brom stopper Johnstone. 

However, another potential incoming could be United star Henderson, with the 24-year-old currently finding opportunities at Old Trafford coming at a premium. 

Henderson was allegedly recently told he could leave the club in January in pursuit of regular minutes, which is likely to put a host of clubs on alert for a mid-season coup. 

Former West Ham striker Whelan assessed the options at Spurs’ disposal, and concluded the club should look to bring in the Henderson over the likes of Pickford and Johnstone, claiming the Red Devils man could serve Conte well as Lloris’ replacement. 

He told Football Insider: “When it comes to Jordan Pickford, we’ve seen the good and the bad over the past three seasons with Everton.

“International-wise, he’s been pretty much spot on. He’s not made any mistakes when it comes to playing for England. Domestic football, we’ve seen some massive blunders.”

Whelan added: “It’s a bit of a strange one for me. I know he’s an international, England’s number one but you’ve also got Henderson at Manchester United who wants out.

“He could be a good replacement for Tottenham as well. If they’re looking to get an English goalkeeper, you’ve got Sam Johnstone at West Brom.

“There are a number of good English goalkeepers out there which Tottenham could turn to.”

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If Lloris does not look like he will sign a short-term extension at Spurs, then Henderson could be a very good option to look towards as his replacement. He did well on loan at Sheffield United and hasn’t had too many opportunities back at Man Utd, so it could be a coup if Spurs really step up their interest. 

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