Tottenham may be going through a transitional period with their men between the sticks over the next few years.
Current captain and number one Hugo Lloris has not endured the best season so far, as more and more errors have begun to creep into his game. This has always been a major flaw for the Frenchman, glaringly highlighted in the World Cup final, but Spurs fans could often forgive him. However, his mistakes are growing increasingly unforgivable, as he struggles to redeem himself with his saves.
Likewise, his number two, Michele Vorm, looks to be a shell of the player that he was a few years ago, and at the age of 35, his career is only going one way. While Lloris is only 31, and may have a good few years ahead of him, the club may want to start thinking about his successor.
The first person that will spring to mind with Tottenham fans is Paulo Gazzaniga, who, despite being rarely called upon, has always impressed whenever he has played. But the Argentinian is going to be 27 in January, and if he does not get much game time soon, may think about moving somewhere where he will play more regularly.
The player that Tottenham should get behind in the hope that he will become a permanent fixture with the gloves is 20-year-old Alfie Whiteman. The academy product is currently plying his trade for the under-23 outfit, despite occasionally making the bench for the first team.
He is yet to make an appearance for the first team, but he is highly regarded at Tottenham, and could be one of this new batch of academy products that could carry Spurs into the future. Already Harry Winks is establishing himself as a promising midfielder for Spurs and England, and players like Oliver Skipp and Luke Amos also have a huge amount of promise. Whiteman is surely another name that can be added to that list.
However, Whiteman will not break onto the scene overnight at Tottenham. Playing in goal is a case of waiting to get your chance, and the 20-year-old may have to wait a while, as Lloris still seems safe in his place at Tottenham. Nonetheless, this is one for the future.Like what the TT have on offer? Sign up for more notifications!