Pundit urges Tottenham to ‘go all out’ and sign Oblak as Lloris replacement

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Former Tottenham goalkeeper Paul Robinson has called for his old side to sign Atletico Madrid stopper Jan Oblak if Hugo Lloris leaves the club at the end of the season. 

Lloris, 34, has entered the final year of his contract at Spurs and could depart North London on a free transfer at the conclusion of the campaign. 

Spurs are said to be assessing their options should the France international end up leaving the club, with Antonio Conte allegedly keen to bring in a British goalkeeper as a potential replacement. 

As such, the likes of Everton and England number one Jordan Pickford, West Brom’s Sam Johnstone and Manchester United’s Dean Henderson have all been tipped to make a possible move to N17. 

However, ex-Spurs man Robinson believes his former club should look to go one step further by making a marquee signing, by pursuing Atletico Madrid keeper Oblak instead. 

Speaking to Football Insider, he said: “Oblak would be my first choice. I’d go all out to get him.

“Nick Pope is an outstanding goalkeeper as well if Spurs want to go down the route of an English goalkeeper.

“Oblak is phenomenal though. He has played behind a solid Atletico defence for years

“I like the way he commands his area and keeps his goal. He is a world-class goalkeeper. You put his name up there with Alisson, [David] De Gea, Ederson and [Marc-Andre] ter Stegen. He is in that category.

“[Jordan] Pickford and Pope are not top grade, they are just below that. Whereas Oblak is a grade 1 goalkeeper.”

Spurs Web Opinion 

A signing like Oblak would be a real statement of intent, but it just seems like a fantasy signing in all honesty. He’d be an amazing coup for Spurs but he has no real reason to leave Atletico right now, unless he wants to be part of a rebuild elsewhere. 

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