Report: Tottenham fail with initial bid for Pau Lopez; discussions ongoing

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Spurs are keen to find more reliable back-up for Hugo Lloris.

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Tottenham have had their opening bid for Espanyol goalkeeper Pau Lopez rejected, according to Catalan publication Sport.

Spurs reportedly opened proceedings with a typically lowball offer of just over 2 million euros (£1.7 millions) but the La Liga side are thought to be holding out for around 5 million euros (£4.2 million).

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The report suggests negotiations are amicable and ongoing, with Spurs expected to return with a second offer in the coming days.

Mauricio Pochettino managed Espanyol before his arrival in the Premier League and his connections with the club could help to get a deal over the line.

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Spurs have one of the world’s best goalkeepers between the sticks, in Hugo Lloris, but Michel Vorm has failed to provide adequate competition and a younger, hungry back-up would bring welcome depth.

At 21-years old, Pau Lopez is experienced beyond his years and became Espanyol’s first-choice stopper just one year after being promoted from the youth setup.

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Tottenham’s interest in the Spaniard could suggest that they are unconvinced by academy prospects Luke McGee and Tom Glover and want a more reliable figure to be their long-term goalkeeping option.

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