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Four Hugo Lloris replacements Tottenham Hotspur should consider

Four Hugo Lloris replacements Tottenham Hotspur should consider

Tottenham Hotspur have started their search for a long-term replacement for goalkeeper Hugo Lloris, with the 34-year-old approaching the latter stages of his career.

Lloris joined Tottenham from Olympique Lyonnais in 2012 and has since transitioned into a stalwart and legend of the club.

He has made 447 appearances over an 11-year association with Spurs but his form has dipped in recent times, and there are concerns he could be on the decline.

The former France international has made 31 appearances this season across all competitions this term, keeping nine clean sheets.

The Spurs captain has been an integral figure for the club but could have played his final match for them, having been ruled out for the remainder of the season.

Lloris’ contract expires in 2024, but the Frenchman is expected to leave the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium at the end of the season.

He will not be short on potential suitors when his availability is announced, with a return to France looking like a possibility, while Major League Soccer also represents an option.

However, while the former OGC Nice man ponders upon his future, here are four players we think could fill the Frenchman’s boots this summer.

Jordan Pickford

Jordan Pickford has been a standout performer for the struggling Everton this season, making some crucial saves that have kept his side’s faint hopes of avoiding a first-ever top-flight relegation alive.

The England international has dazzled with some eye-catching performances, keeping seven clean sheets in his 33 Premier League games, which has put him on the radar of some of England’s top clubs.

Pickford only recently committed his long-term future to Everton, signing a four-and-a-half-year contract, but the Toffees could be forced into doing business should they fail to retain top-flight status.

The 29-year-old is amongst those on Tottenham’s shortlist this summer but Spurs could face competition from rivals Manchester United and Chelsea, who are also looking for changes between the sticks.

David Raya

Brentford’s David Raya is another with enough Premier League experience to replace Lloris in the Tottenham goal with relative ease.

The Spaniard has caught the eye with his performances for the Bees and has been linked with a move away from the Gtech Community Stadium this summer.

The 27-year-old has kept eight clean sheets in the league this season, with only David de Gea, Nick Pope, and Aaron Ramsdale having more.

Raya’s contract expires in 2024, and the Bees could decide to cash in on the former Blackburn Rovers goalkeeper if he refuses to commit to the club.

Andre Onana

Andre Onana has been a revelation for Inter Milan this season, ousting the more experienced Samir Handanovic and establishing himself as the first-choice goalkeeper.

The 27-year-old has managed 16 clean sheets in 35 appearances across all competitions for Simone Inzaghi’s side, sparking interest from several European clubs.

Having joined the Nerazzurri on a free transfer from Ajax last summer, Inter could make a substantial profit from the Cameroonian should they sanction a departure at the end of the season.

Inter have already slapped a €40 million asking price on the goalkeeper, which should not pose a problem for Spurs, but they will face competition from London rivals Chelsea for his services.

Robert Sanchez

Robert Sanchez has proven a reliable figure between the sticks for Brighton & Hove Albion since making his breakthrough in 2020.

He has made 90 league appearances for the Seagulls, keeping 29 clean sheets, but his fortunes have changed since Roberto De Zerbi took charge.

Sanchez has lost his starting berth to his understudy Jason Steele who ticks all the boxes for De Zerbi and has been crucial to the Italian’s style of play.

With playing time now reduced, Sanchez could consider a move away from the Amex Stadium despite having a contract that runs until 2025, and Tottenham should be looking to pounce.

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