Report: Spurs hold interest in former keeper with current club having attempted to sell

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According to a report in Gazzetta dello Sport (as relayed by Sport Witness), Tottenham Hotspur hold an interest in their former goalkeeper Pau Lopez.

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

The shot-stopper returned to Espanyol at the end of the season without making a single appearance for the Lilywhites.

However, the 26-year-old had a couple of very good years following his return to Spain, with Roma paying €23.5m (£21mto snap him up from Real Betis in 2019.

The Spaniard was linked with a return to Tottenham during the summer transfer window as well but he ended up staying put at the Stadio Olimpico.

It was claimed in the summer that the goalkeeper was valued at around €40m (£36m), but Gazzetta dello Sport now suggest that Roma are now willing to let him go for around €12-€15m (£10.6m – £13.3m) on the back of his struggles this season. 

The report claims that Tottenham face competition from the likes of Valencia, West Ham and Bayer Leverkusen for the 26-year-old. 

However, it is revealed that Roma have only received loan requests for Lopez up until now which they have rejected. 

Spurs Web Opinion 

Given the recent speculation linking Hugo Lloris with a move to PSG, perhaps the club are trying to secure themselves if they are indeed forced to sell the France captain in the summer. I would not expect us to sign a goalkeeper this transfer window but I suspect the club are on the look-out for Lloris’ long-term successor. 

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