Hugo Lloris’ time at Tottenham will, sooner rather than later, come to an end, and the 34-year-old’s position has been subject to gentle scrutiny over the past few seasons. That said, the club’s backup keeper Gollini has made 9 appearances to date and conceded 9 goals, which is a long way from encouraging. In fact, unless Gollini improves, an upgrade would be wise, even if Lloris were to stay on for longer in North London.
Mail online among many believe that Spurs could be interested in a home-grown goalie, and one leading candidate might be West Bromwich Albion’s Sam Johnstone. The 28-year-old might cost in the region of £8 million, according to Wyscout (£).
I take a view that Gollini was inexpensive and instils zero confidence in me. Perhaps his best years are ahead of him, who knows. What I would like is for Spurs to focus on this area and actually snap up a pair of fresh keepers by the time Hugo has handed in his armband.
Looks like Pochettino is distancing himself from the Utd post. I reckon it could well be Rodgers, but in the summer…
I think he would if Hugo had a one year extension so he’d be heir apparent, plus get that experience. But Paratici would have an idea of who’s after Hugo (well you’d hope so)
Hugo has had his ups and downs but overall he has been a great keeper for us. Last season and the season before he was very very good. I don’t understand this eagerness to replace him. We will not get an upgrade. There is a lot more to keeping than reflex saves………… which Hugo is excellent at anyway.
The only thing is Johnstone surely wont come to fight for the jersey, which means Hugo will have to go, and I’m not sure I can see that happening this summer. At 34 he’s comfortably got 2 seasons left in him, maybe more.
Not that I want to encourage Daniel’s Punts, but on this occasion might be better to go find whoever the England U23 or U21 keeper is and nab him. Or I also quite like the young lad at Leeds, Meslier.
As opposed to Pickford, my Albion mate loves Johnstone. Pope or Henderson would both be an improvement too.
Johnstone for me, a bargain at £8m. Gollini was a cheap Levy punt and we all know how most of those turn out.
Let’s be clear, Gollini was not brought in to put pressure on Hugo or to be a successor. He qualifies as homegrown under the Champions League squad stipulations. He trained at Man United’s Academy, so he’s home ground regardless of being Italian.
Joe Hart was another one obviously homegrown, never up to the job. I’m not sure who’s worse, Hart or Gollini. If Hugo gets injured long-term we would be stuffed.