Report: Spurs likely to let Hugo Lloris leave; want Marko Malenica

Mauricio Pochettino, Spurs manager during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Huddersfield Town at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on April 13, 2019 in London, United Kingdom.

Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly ready to let Hugo Lloris leave the club this summer, and have identified a potential target.

Goalkeeper Hugo Lloris of Tottenham Hotspur during the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final first leg match between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on...

According to a somewhat surprising report from the Sunday People (14/4; page 55), Tottenham are likely to let Hugo Lloris leave at the end of the season, while Marko Malenica could be brought in to bolster Mauricio Pochettino's goalkeeping ranks.

Lloris has endured a tough season. His form has been criticised at times, but there have also been reminders of why he has spent so long as one of the world's best stoppers - most recently, saving the penalty during the first-leg of Tottenham's Champions League tie with Manchester City.

 

Nevertheless, the Sunday People (14/4; page 55) reports that the Frenchman is 'likely to leave' in the summer, and Spurs are one of the Premier League sides interested in signing Malenica.

The report adds that the Osijek goalkeeper would cost just £1 million despite enjoying an excellent season, conceding just 30 goals in 29 appearances in the Croatian top flight, keeping nine clean sheets.

Mauricio Pochettino, Spurs manager during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Huddersfield Town at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on April 13, 2019 in London, United Kingdom.

Spurs fans may be alarmed by the idea of Lloris leaving and Malenica coming in. The report suggests that Pochettino is looking at reshuffling his options, and with Michel Vorm out of contract in the summer (via ESPN), perhaps Malenica may not be the only goalkeeper signing brought in if Spurs do manage to win the race.

Given what Lloris has contributed during his time with Tottenham, it would be a big gamble to let him leave at the end of the season. And next season's number one will certainly find themselves under plenty of pressure if Lloris is indeed moved on.

Hugo Lloris of Tottenham Hotspur in action during the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final first leg match between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on...

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