The Lowdown: Spurs identify new top target…
According to reports over the last few weeks, Spurs have now identified the Atletico Madrid goalkeeper as a new ‘primary target’ to succeed current number one Hugo Lloris.
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Indeed, The Evening Standard state sporting director Fabio Paratici and co have even ‘sounded out’ Oblak over a possible move in 2023.
Lilywhites head coach Antonio Conte has apparently spoken to Paratici about a long term succession plan for Lloris and the Slovenian international appears to fit their bill.
The Latest: Wenham thrilled…
Now, speaking to Football Insider, Wenham has given his take on the development – being left thrilled by this news.
“It’s very interesting, it might be that Oblak wants to play in the Premier League before he retires.
“He is only 29 so he has six or seven seasons left in him. He would be, there aren’t many players I would say this about, an upgrade on Hugo Lloris.
“He is a fantastic goalkeeper. Also, he has demonstrated his ability in the Champions League and at the international level.
“For his country, he challenges with Handanovic at Inter Milan. That country has produced very good goalkeepers.
“Oblak is always on top of his game and it would be a huge statement of intent if we could sign him next summer.
“I would be very much up for that.”
The Verdict: Good move…
Tottenham’s long-serving number one, regrettably, won’t be around forever and Oblak serves as a quality like-for-like heir to the Frenchman.
Atletico boss Diego Simeone called the 29-year-old one of world football’s best goalkeepers in 2017 and he has been a mainstay in their side ever since, playing more minutes than any of his teammates in La Liga last season.
An ever-reliable, Oblak is exactly the sort of figurehead Paratici should be chasing ahead of next summer.
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