Tottenham’s World Cup-winning goalkeeper Hugo Lloris has long been considered one of the best goalkeeping talents in Europe, and now the North London side may face a tug of war to keep their number one, with Spanish giants Real Madrid eyeing up a move for the 31-year-old.
Since making a £12 million move to Spurs in 2012 from Lyon, Lloris has made 254 appearances for the North London outfit and Tottenham fans will be boosted by the fact their owner Daniel Levy is notorious for being a tough negotiator.
Here at The Boot Room, we look at three goalkeepers. Spurs should target if Lloris leaves the club.
“And they both deserve to be elected as best keeper of the tournament, even if I have a preference for Hugo. The best is Hugo. Sorry, Thibaut.”
Gianluigi Donnarumma – AC Milan
At 19-years-old the Italian international is one of the hottest properties in Europe and for a good reason too. If Lloris were to leave then, Donnarumma would be the ideal investment to replace the Frenchman between the sticks for Spurs.
The Italian shot-stopper would be available to leave AC Milan for 60 million euro (£53.3m), according to Italian news outlet Corriere dello Sport. This would be a low price to pay for the potential years Spurs would get out of the keeper.
A worthy replacement? There’s no doubt Donnarumma is a marquee name who would ease the pain if the French World Cup winner left for Spain.
Ralf Fahrmann – Schalke 04
Fahrmann captained his Schalke side to an impressive second-place finish in the Bundesliga last year and proved to be a pivotal figure as to why his team succeeded.
The German is reliable in every area of his game and has distribution skills that every boss dreams of having in their team.
If Lloris does end up leaving Spurs this summer, it would be silly for Mauricio Pochettino not to consider signing this guy.
Keylor Navas – Real Madrid
Navas would become available if Madrid did sign Lloris, so there’s no reason why Spurs shouldn’t make a move for the Champions League winner.
The Costa Rican international is by no means past it and proved during Real Madrid’s Champions League winning campaign why he still can mix it with the very best.
However, since manager Zinedine Zidane left the club, Navas’ days have seemed numbered, and he could prove to be a shrewd bit of business if Spurs lose their World Cup-winning keeper.