Report: Tottenham and Arsenal to battle it out for Thomas Strakosha

Thomas Strakosha of SS Lazio makes a save during the TIM Cup match between AC Milan and SS Lazio at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on April 24, 2019 in Milan, Italy.

Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal both want to sign the Lazio stopper, according to reports.

Thomas Strakosha of SS Lazio in action during the SS Lazio training session at Formello on April 11, 2018 in Rome, Italy.

According to a report from Italian media outlet Corriere della Serra, Tottenham and Arsenal are both interested in signing Lazio goalkeeper Thomas Strakosha this summer.

Spurs might be looking to upgrade on Hugo Lloris, who experienced an inconsistent campaign last season, whilst Arsenal need another established stopper after Petr Cech's retirement.

And Strakosha could be just the ticket for either Tottenham or Arsenal.


The Albania international, 24, has been with Lazio since the summer of 2012, and he has made 122 senior appearances for the Serie A outfit.

Italian publication Corriere della Serra claims that Tottenham have been interested in signing Strakosha since last summer, and that Arsenal will challenge their north London rivals for his signature.

Thomas Strakosha of SS Lazio reacts during the Serie A match between ACF Fiorentina and SS Lazio at Stadio Artemio Franchi on March 10, 2019 in Florence, Italy.

Another Italian publication, this time Calcio Mercato, claims that Lazio will demand €50 million (£44.5 million) for the Albanian, and that might just put off his potential suitors.

Strakosha is a fine goalkeeper, but it will be highly unlikely that either Tottenham or Arsenal will pay that kind of fee for his services.

Thomas Strakosha of Lazio during the Italian Tim Cup Semi-Final match between Lazio and AC Milan at Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy on 26 February 2019.

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