Tottenham Hotspur’s hopes of landing Lazio goalkeeper, Thomas Strakosha, may be set to suffer a major blow as reports from Italy suggest that the Albanian international is close to agreeing to a new deal.
There has been a lot of speculation regarding the goalkeeping role at Spurs with reports suggesting that the Lilywhites are on the lookout for options to challenge Hugo Lloris for the number one spot (Daily Mail).
Il Tempo (print edition, page 30, March 13, 2020) reported last month that Spurs were battling it out with Everton and Leicester City for the 26-year-old Strakosha’s services.
However, it was claimed even back then that Spurs faced an uphill battle to try and prise Strakosha away, with Lazio determined to hold on to him (Tuttomercatoweb).
It looks as if the Italians may get their wish as Gazzetta Dello Sport (as relayed by Football.London) now reports that the Lazio number is edging closer to agreeing on a new deal with the club, doubling his wages.
If this is true, it looks as if Tottenham might have to turn their attentions elsewhere in their quest to sign a goalkeeper this summer.
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Of all the goalkeepers we were linked with over the past few weeks, Strakosha seemed to be like a long-shot given how well Lazio are doing at the moment. His agent probably fed the rumours to the press in order to get the Albanian a better contract with Lazio.
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