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Report: Tottenham are ‘very interested’ in signing a former Arsenal player

According to reports out of Italy, Tottenham Hotspur may make an approach to sign former Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny from Juventus next summer.

With Hugo Lloris in his tenth year at the club, Spurs are turning their attention to finding his successor (Evening Standard). Lloris has been a fine servant over the years, making 437 appearances for the Lilywhites in all competitions (Transfermarkt) and is the current club captain.

Hugo Lloris
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However, with mistakes creeping into his game, it appears Lloris could be replaced as Spurs number one next summer. It’s believed Premier League goalkeepers such as Jordan Pickford, Ilan Meslier, and Robert Sanchez had been earmarked as potential replacements (TeamTalk).

An unlikely name has now entered the mix though, with former Arsenal keeper Szczesny being linked with Spurs. Szczesny left the Gunners in 2017 to join Juventus in a £10 million deal (The Guardian).

Szczesny, now 32, made 181 appearances for Arsenal before moving to Italy (Transfermarkt). But, according to CMW, Spurs may be willing to put rivalries aside to snap up the Polish shot-stopper.

The report claims for Juventus, “Szczesny seems to be the main suspect in leaving the Bianconeri next summer.” CMW then go on to say “Antonio Conte’s Tottenham are very interested in the Polish player and would gladly take him to London.”

They continue: “The goalkeeper, who will see his contract expire in 2024, is ever closer to saying goodbye. In fact, the company does not seem willing to propose a new contract renewal.”

So, with his contract set to expire in 18 months, it sounds like Juventus are willing to cash in on Szczesny while they can.

Spurs Web Opinion

I cannot see this deal happening at all. We know players do not move between Spurs and Arsenal very often and Szczesny has always been very critical of Tottenham even after he left the Gunners. If we’re looking to replace Lloris, I would want a younger keeper anyway, so I really hope this is just a rumour.

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