Report: Tottenham lining up £35m replacement for Pochettino favourite

Tottenham Hotspur are understood to be planning a summer approach to sign Lazio’s Thomas Strakosha, as they seek a long-term replacement for club-captain Hugo Lloris, who has been in shaky form between the sticks recently.

Lloris has been susceptible to high-profile goalkeeping mistakes this term, and one of those came during the recent league meeting at Liverpool, where he gifted the Reds their winning goal in the dying minutes.

Despite this, manager Mauricio Pochettino has continued to give his backing to the France international, but The Sun claims that the club could be on the look-out for a new shot-stopper when the transfer window reopens.

Furthermore, it is stated that Lazio’s Thomas Strakosha remains the prime target on their radar, with scouts having watched him in close proximity, and a fee of around £35m could be sufficient to prise him away from the Rome club.

Lloris has witnessed a mixed campaign by his standards, and in the past five weeks alone, he has produced strong performances against Arsenal and Borussia Dortmund, whilst also being guilty to the team’s downfall, conceding cheap goals against Chelsea and Liverpool.

As such, it makes sense to pursue a quality shot-stopper in Strakosha to provide competition for the World Cup winner.

Tottenham are currently fourth in the league standings with 61 points after 31 games played. They will be eyeing their first league win since early February when they entertain Crystal Palace at their newly constructed stadium tonight.

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