Report: Spurs and Arsenal to go head to head for Lazio star

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Dom Le Roy

According to a report in Italian publication La Repubblica, Tottenham and Arsenal are both interested in signing Lazio goalkeeper Thomas Strakosha.

The 24-year-old has been one of the most consistent shot-stoppers in the Serie A for the past few seasons, and his performances have left many people impressed.

Strakosha is Lazio’s undisputed number one, with him featuring in all but three league games for the Rome-based club last season. He also helped Lazio win the Coppa Italia, putting in some terrific performances in the competition, including the final where he kept a clean sheet.

With Petr Cech retiring from professional football, Arsenal apparently want to bring the Albanian in to compete with Bernd Leno. Tottenham meanwhile let Michel Vorm go this summer, and are said to be interested in adding another keeper to the squad.

The report claims that Lazio will let the Albanian international leave this summer if they receive a tempting offer for him.

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While Arsenal’s interest makes sense given that they do not have a recognised number two, Tottenham’s reported interest doesn’t make sense considering Hugo Lloris and Paulo Gazzaniga are already at the club.

Spurs should look to bring in the likes of Ndombele if are going to recruit a non-homegrown player rather than ‘waste’ it on a goalkeeper.

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