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Aston Villa and Tottenham want Valencia goalkeeper Giorgi Mamardashvili

Aston Villa and Tottenham Hotspur are keen on Valencia goalkeeper Giorgi Mamardashvili, reports The Athletic.

The 22-year-old is likely to leave the La Liga club this summer, even though he still has four years remaining on his contract.

Mamardashvili has a buy-out clause of €100 million, but Valencia know they may need to reduce their asking price to have a chance of selling him.

The Georgian international wants to be the first-choice at any club he joins, giving Villa and Spurs the chance to sign him.

Villarreal, Atletico Madrid and Porto are also keeping tabs on the former Dinamo Tbilisi man, while Leicester City have been linked.

The north London club are expected to be without Hugo Lloris next term and are scouring the market for a new goalie.

Fraser Forster has been in goal for Tottenham since the Frenchman got injured, but the former Southampton ace has not impressed.

Mamardashvili would be an upgrade on the 35-year-old, but any potential move may be put on hold.

Spurs are without a director of sports and permanent manager, and all transfer decisions must wait.

It could give Villa an opportunity with Emiliano Martinez tipped to leave.

Manager Unai Emery could be forced to sell the Argentine, who has been regularly linked with an exit.

Mamardashvili could be the perfect replacement for the World Cup winner, and the opportunity to play in Europe could also appeal to him.

The Georgian was in fine form last night as Valencia handed Real Madrid a 1-0 defeat in the La Liga.

He has kept eight clean sheets in 38 games across all competitions this term.

Valencia are four points away from holding on to their La Liga status, and they can count on Mamardashvili to deliver in the remaining three league games.

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