Tottenham captain Hugo Lloris has been an incredible servant for the club since he joined in 2012 and deserves to be mentioned alongside some of the Premier League’s best goalkeepers during that period of time.
But there is no hiding away from the fact that the 33-year-old goalkeeper has seen his form drop off considerably since he lifted the World Cup with France in 2018.
The shot-stopper has made several individual errors during that time and doesn’t look the some formidable force he was.
Manager Jose Mourinho should definitely look at bringing in competition for the number one position and have been linked with Burnley’s Nick Pope.
Football.London reports that Pope could be an option this summer for Spurs if they are intent on finding a replacement for Lloris.
Pope has not had a glamorous journey to the top-flight and played in the lower leagues, but there is no doubting that this season he’s been one of the standout goalkeepers in the Premier League.
The £30,000-a-week (Spotrac) goalkeeper has an impressive 11 clean sheets in 29 league games so far this campaign and has been a colossus in net for them.
He’s got a considerable physical frame that helps him dominate his own box and he is aggressive when it comes to catching crosses.
The 27-year-old England international has to be pushing Everton’s Jordan Pickford close for the number one Three Lions role and his game has improved so much over the last couple of years.
Pope perhaps doesn’t get the credit he deserves because he plays at Turf Moor with Burnley, but he’s good enough to play for an elite club and there is a strong case that can be made to suggest he would improve the Spurs XI.