Report: Crystal Palace and Tottenham-linked goalkeeper Steve Mandanda wants summer transfer

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Marseille shot-stopper Steve Mandanda has been linked with Crystal Palace and Tottenham Hotspur.

As per a report in Le10sport, Marseille goalkeeper Steve Mandanda wants to leave the club this summer amid speculation of a switch to the Premier League.

The 30-year-old shot-stopper had one of his best campaigns for Marseille last season, helping the club achieve multiple clean sheets and winning France’s Goalkeeper of the Year award.

His impressive displays haven’t gone unnoticed, with reports from Le10sport claiming that Crystal Palace have been tracking him, while more recently Tottenham Hotspur have shown an interest, as per the Mirror.

Spurs could be forced to look for a new custodian this summer, considering Manchester United could see Hugo Lloris as an ideal David de Gea replacement, as per a previous report in the Mirror.

If the North London outfit opt for a move for Mandanda, then their chances of securing a deal will be boosted by Marseille’s apparent summer selling spree and reports of the player’s desire to move on.

“Marseille have nearly lost 50% of their first-team and the selling is perhaps not over. Steve Mandanda has real desires to leave and could benefit if David de Gea joins Real Madrid,” states the report in Le10sport.

An ideal alternative for Hugo Lloris?

Should Real Madrid sign De Gea and United in turn opt for Lloris, then Spurs could do far worse than target his understudy for the France national team.

Mandanda is a renowned figure in France, earning 18 caps with the national team and winning the French top-flight Goalkeeper of the Year award as many as three times.

While he’s not as good as Lloris in a number of ways, he still represents a fine alternative and at a reported fee of £6.5 million, as per the Mirror, he could save Spurs plenty of cash in the short term.

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