The Daily Mail have revealed that Tottenham Hotspur will ‘accelerate’ their efforts to replace Hugo Lloris after the goalkeeper made yet another error in the North London derby.
Lloris has made several mistakes leading to goals this season and the latest came against Arsenal, with the Frenchman failing to deal with Bukayo Saka’s deflected cross/shot, which went into the back of the net after hitting the Tottenham number one.
Antonio Conte came to the 36-year-old’s defence after the game, insisting that he remains one of the best goalkeepers in the world (Football.London).
The Mail have now explained that Tottenham had initially hoped that Lloris would remain at the club until his contract ends in the summer of 2024.
However, the process of bringing down the curtain on the former Lyon star’s career is now said to be ‘accelerating’ within the North London club.
Tottenham’s recruitment staff are now reportedly looking to sign Lloris’ replacement next summer, with the club said to be on the lookout for a goalkeeper who is comfortable in possession and can make rapid decisions with the ball at his feet.
Jordan Pickford, David Raya, and Robert Sanchez are said to be among the options Tottenham are currently looking at, with all three coming with Premier League experience.
Spurs Web Opinion
Lloris has shown plenty of signs of decline over recent months and there is no doubt that Tottenham should be on the lookout for a replacement. However, I do think his mistake against Arsenal looks much worse than it actually is.
Saka was quite close to Lloris and the ball took a wicked deflection, which meant that he had no time to adjust himself. While the 36-year-old should have arguably still kept it out, he was unlucky that it went into the back of the net and it was nowhere near as bad a howler as some of the other ones he has made this season.
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