Jeunes Footeux have claimed that Tottenham are eyeing Nantes goalkeeper Alban Lafont as a potential replacement for Hugo Lloris.

Over the past week, multiple reports have indicated that Antonio Conte and Fabio Paratici have already held talks over Lloris’ eventual successor, with The Evening Standard claiming that Atletico Madrid’s Jan Oblak is Tottenham’s number one target.

This was also backed up by Fichajes.net, who claimed last week that Atletico would be open to cashing in on the Slovenian international in January while 90 min subsequently reported that the 29-year-old is keen on moving to the Premier League.

Lloris certainly did not cover himself in glory in the North London derby on Saturday, with the Frenchman being at fault for Arsenal’s second goal.

Jeunes Footeux have now become the latest publication to report that Spurs want to replace the France captain, stating that Conte considers a new goalkeeper a priority.

The report reveals that Barcelona’s Marc-Andre Ter Stegen is on Tottenham’s radar and the Lilywhites are also following Lafont.

Interestingly, the Nantes number one replaced Lloris in the France squad when the Tottenham man pulled out due to an injury during last month’s international break.

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Given that Lloris is in the twilight of his career, any mistakes he makes will be magnified and used as evidence that he is past his best. I still that the Frenchman is a world-class shot-stopper and I do not believe that he is showing signs of decline. 

Having said that, it is Paratici’s and Conte’s responsibility to plan for the medium to long-term and if a top goalkeeper like Oblak or Ter Stegen becomes available next summer, Spurs might be tempted to sign them.

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