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Hugo Lloris form should see Tottenham land £26m-rated goalkeeper

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Hugo Lloris form should see Tottenham land £26m-rated goalkeeper

Ugurcan Cakir will be a name on the lips at lots of clubs this summer.

Tottenham were put out of their Champions League misery but a rampant Red Bull Leipzig on Tuesday night as the Bundesliga side won 3-0 in the Red Bull Arena.

The title hopefuls progressed 4-0 on aggregate and in truth they never looked like losing the tie from the first whistle of the first leg.

Marcel Sabitzer’s first goal against Tottenham highlighted where Jose Mourinho must strengthen during the summer.

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His effort was strong but there is no way that World Cup-winning goalkeeper Hugo Lloris should have allowed the ball to squirm beyond his outstretched palm and into the net.

With Paulo Gazzaniga also capable of being erratic and arguably not really good enough for Tottenham, it serves to highlight that Mourinho needs some proper competition in goal.

His summer recruitment drive should, therefore, lead him to pulling out the stops to sign Turkish stopper Ugurcan Cakir.

It has been reported that Liverpool have bid £22 million for his services (Turkish Football) and an auction could take place for his signature this summer.

Fotospor has reported that Trabzonspor want to recoup £26 million for his services but even that price would represent a steal.

 

At 23, Cakir is a nice age to be considered the heir to Lloris’ throne and he boasts 66 senior appearances to his name.

The youngster has played twice for Turkey having previously come through the youth ranks.

Cakir is agile, commands his box well and is unbelievably quick along his line, capable of making an array of saves.

Lloris’ form has been patchy for a while now and at 33 he won’t be around forever.

Competition

Putting some pressure on the Frenchman with another solid goalkeeper might actually reignite Lloris to some extent.

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With Gazzaniga as a deputy he probably knows that when he is fit, he is comfortably the first-choice goalkeeper.

If Cakir can come in and start staking his claim for a place then it could, in turn, improve Lloris’ performance level.

Tottenham are going to have to start thinking about a replacement for Lloris and they can’t let the opportunity to land Cakir slip by.

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