A report in the newspaper Jornal de Notícias has claimed Tottenham Hotspur are looking at Porto goalkeeper Diogo Costa as the long-term replacement for Hugo Lloris (09/03/23 via SportWitness).

Hugo Lloris

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Costa is a product of the Porto youth system and has now established himself as not just one of the finest goalkeepers in the country, but in all of Europe.

The 23-year-old has 99 appearances for Porto and has conceded just 86 goals (Transfermarkt).

The impressive keeper was linked to Tottenham at the end of last year, and it is thought Chelsea were also keen at that time (GiveMeSport).

Costa put in a string of commendable performances for Portugal at the World Cup in Qatar, which dramatically raised his profile.

It was reported by Spanish outlet Relevo around the same time, that Manchester United were considering Costa as the long-term replacement for David De Gea.

However, it has been claimed by Correio da Manha that any club wanting to sign Costa will have to meet his release clause, which is set at €75 million (£65.4 million).

Now, the latest from Portugal suggests both Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United will battle it out for the signature of the talented stopper in the summer.

It is thought Costa’s displays at the World Cup “reawakened” the interest of the two clubs.

For Spurs in particular, the report claims Costa is regarded as the “ideal solution” to the issue of replacing Hugo Lloris as the new number one at the club.

However, the report does not mention whether the North London side have been in contact to discuss the situation with Porto yet.

Spurs Web Opinion

He would be expensive, but Diogo Costa would be worth every penny.

At 23, he’s got at least another decade in him, and he’s already such a brilliant goalkeeper who has played at the highest level.

There are other, cheaper options out there, but we would be foolish not to be in the race for Costa.

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