German newspaper Bild have claimed that Tottenham Hotspur are considering a move to activate the £11million clause in RB Leipzig goalkeeper Peter Gulacsi’s contract – but could face competition from Jose Mourinho’s Roma.
Gulacsi, 30, has continued to prove he is one of the best ball-playing goalkeepers in European football and at just 30, he still has plenty left to offer at the top level given goalkeepers can easily go into their late thirties.
The 37-time Hungary international spent six years on the books at Liverpool without ever making a single senior appearance. Amid numerous loans, he joined RedBull Salzburg and then RB Leipzig where he remains now.
Boasting a record of 72 clean sheets in 222 games for Leipzig, Gulacsi is now proven at the top level and at £11million – looks a bargain. But the report also states that Mourinho’s new side Roma are keen, as are Borussia Dortmund.
TBR’s view – Is Gulacsi an improvement on Lloris?
Gulacsi is a bit more of a commanding figure than the 2018 World Cup-winning captain. While Lloris is clearly a leader, the Frenchman is not the best in and around the box. Shot-stopping, Lloris probably edges Gulacsi.
But in terms of being a dominant force in the penalty area, and with the ball at his feet, Gulacsi is far superior. If Spurs have the chance to sign the Hungarian giant for £11million, then it is an absolute no-brainer this summer.
While it might not be the signing Spurs fans hoped they would get from Leipzig – as they continue to get linked with midfielder Marcel Sabitzer – Gulacsi’s potential arrival might be just as important if Lloris returns to France.