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Thomas Strakosha should be Tottenham’s long-term replacement for Hugo Loris

Thomas Strakosha should be Tottenham’s long-term replacement for Hugo Loris

It’s about time Spurs found a replacement for Hugo Loris, isn’t it? In a time of change for Spurs, this summer would be the right time for them to swoop for Lazio number one Thomas Strakosha.

Il Messaggero via Sports Mole are reporting Spurs are interested in the 24-year-old and that Lazio are demanding £34.2m for him. It’s hard to see Daniel Levy bowing down to that demand, but he should make sure the Belgian is between Spurs’ posts at the start of next season, whatever the cost.

Hugo Loris’ form has dipped over the last two seasons and he’s now 32-years-old. With the new stadium finally opened and a summer of spending SURELY on the way, Spurs should create some consistency by acquiring the goalkeeper they would hope to be in net for the next eight-or-so years.

Strakosha has played 27 times in Serie A this season, and Lazio’s second choice has been singing his praises to Lalaziosiamonoi recently. He said: “I’ve never seen a strong goalkeeper like him, behind a group with so much quality. The Albanian is young, big physically, explosive … He has everything you need to make a career at the top.”

That doesn’t sound too bad! It sounds like Levy needs to put his hands in his pockets and claim this keeper before other top European sides do instead. They’re lucky the rest of the Premier League’s big six already have long-term goalkeepers, so it’s time for them to follow suit.

A quality goalkeeper is key to any successful team, and Spurs don’t have that anymore in Hugo Loris. This man would be the rock that Spurs can build their generation of success upon.

Spurs fans, who would you like to see between the sticks at the new stadium next season? Join the discussion by commenting below…

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