Tottenham should be in the market for a new goalkeeper when the January transfer window opens.
Spurs were handed a blow a few weeks ago when it was revealed Hugo Lloris was charged with drink-driving. The World Cup winner was forced to miss crucial fixtures, and Mauricio Pochettino was forced to use Michel Vorm in between the sticks. However, the Dutchman has looked far from confident, and his errors proved costly in the home defeat against Liverpool.
His dismal spell led to Pochettino opting for back up keeper, Paulo Gazzaniga, during the 2-1 victory over Brighton. Three points against the Seagulls will be a welcome relief for the Spurs boss during a difficult spell. Despite Gazziniga performing well, Tottenham need to be in the market for a more suitable backup and long-term replacement for Lloris.
One man they should be targeting is Lazio stopper – Thomas Strakosha. Valued at £18m by Transfermarkt, the Albania international enjoyed a superb campaign in the Serie A and kept 17 clean sheets in all competitions. Reports suggested Liverpool were interested in his services before breaking the world-record to sign Alisson Becker from Roma.
At just 23-years-old, the goalkeeper is still improving and working with Lloris could definitely improve his game. Known for his excellent shot-stopping ability and fantastic reflexes, he would be a massive upgrade on Spurs’ current back-up options. Whether Strakosha would want to sit on the bench remains the only stumbling block.
If Pochettino could convince him to move to North London, Tottenham would solve their goalkeeping dilemma for the foreseeable future.
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