Tottenham Hotspur fans will be jubilant with how things are going within the Champions League after they booked their place in the quarter-finals of the competition, although there will be question marks over their ability to win silverware as a whole.
Spurs were dumped out of the FA Cup in the fourth round, they were just penalty kicks away from a League Cup final and have seen their title race for the Premier League fall flat after a couple of disappointing results.
Mauricio Pochettino has been adamant things will change for this side in the future and it appears he is looking ahead with one of his potential transfer targets this summer.
What’s the news?
According to a report by Calciomercato, Lazio’s Thomas Strakosha has been identified by Tottenham as a possible long-term replacement for Hugo Lloris.
The 23-year-old Albania international has been a standout for the Serie A side this season and appears to be emerging as one of Europe’s most promising goalkeepers.
There is no doubt Lloris has been a huge servant for Tottenham during his time in north London, however, the France international shot-stopper has drawn criticism for his performances recently and has not helped his side’s chances of obtaining silverware.
If his displays were disregarded, it must also be remembered that the World Cup winner is 32-years-old now, so it makes perfect sense for Spurs to look at their options and consider someone for the long-term future of the club.
Strakosha could be an excellent replacement as he has shown that he is capable of playing at a top-level, as he has helped Lazio to an impressive Champions League campaign, as well as having conceded just 27 goals in his 26 Serie A appearances.
However, the Italian outfit are unlikely to be willing to let him go unless they receive a large fee for the 23-year-old, but they could also be prepared to offer him a new deal to stay in Rome.
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