Tottenham Hotspur will soon have to start thinking about life after Hugo Lloris.
The French stopper, who has just returned to action after he suffered a dislocated elbow in October, turned 33 over Christmas meaning he doesn’t have too much longer left at the top level.
The World Cup winner has a contract until 2022, and it’d be somewhat surprising if he was to remain at the club beyond then.
Spurs have had a little insight to life with the veteran, with Paulo Gazzaniga deputising for the star while he was recuperating from his nasty injury.
Unfortunately, the Argentine probably didn’t do enough to suggest he can become the club’s next number one, and so Spurs should be thinking about the future.
One man the club should surely consider moving for is Nick Pope.
The Burnley ace is reportedly interesting Chelsea, who are said to have reservations about Kepa Arrizabalaga, but maybe Spurs ought to place the 27-year-old on their radar.
TBR’s view – Pope a solid long-term option
At the age of 27, Pope has been around for a while already and has decent Premier League experience having played 59 games in the competition, but he is still arguably a couple of years of his peak which is exciting.
The two-cap England international – who has eight clean sheets to his name this term – has shown great shot-stopping abilities and a solid command of his penalty area for Sean Dyche’s side.
He has made a couple of errors for the Clarets, but his best days are most definitely ahead of him and he still has the potential to go up a few gears.
One gets the feeling that Pope does have the capacity to play for a bigger club, and Tottenham – who have a strong English contingent of course – could soon find themselves in need of a new goaltender.