Report: Serie A club looking to sell ex-Spurs player previously linked with return

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According to CalcioMercato, Former Tottenham goalkeeper, Pau Lopez, who has been linked with a return to North London, could be on the move in January.

Lopez spent the 2016/17 on loan at Tottenham from Espanyol and served as the club’s third-choice goalkeeper during that campaign behind Hugo Lloris and Michel Vorm.

The 25-year-old failed to make a single first-team appearance during his time in North London but had a couple of impressive seasons after returning to Spain as Espanyol’s and Real Betis’ number one.

His excellent displays for the two La Liga sides saw Roma snap him up for €23.5m (£21m) in the summer of 2019.

However, he has not made the expected impact at the Stadio Olimpico and Roma were said to be looking to move him on during the summer transfer window, with Spurs showing interest in bringing him back to the club, according to Estadio Deportivo.

Tottenham subsequently ended up landing Joe Hart, who has moved ahead of Paulo Gazzaniga in the pecking order as Lloris’ main understudy.

Lopez’s only appearance for Paulo Fonseca’s side this season has come in the Europa League and CalcioMercato reveal that Roma will look to find a buyer for him when the transfer window reopens in January.

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With reports indicating that Spurs might cash-in on Gazzaniga, the club might be in the market for a goalkeeper in January unless Mourinho and his coaching staff believe Brandon Austin can fill in as the third choice.

With Hart and Lloris both in the twilights of their careers, we might need to find a younger goalkeeper who is going to be our long-term number one. However, given the form Lloris has been in since his return from injury, Spurs not be in a hurry to find a replacement.

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