With Tottenham Hotspur’s season of 2018/19 seeing a fair amount of criticism levelled at players, a common trend has been the goalkeeping department with many developing doubts over French World Cup winner Hugo Lloris, and plenty more believing that Michel Vorm’s time with us should be over.
I’ve covered the calls for Paulo Gazzaniga to play a bigger part previously, and with some sensible comments about him growing to be our accepted Number 2 (he appears to have gone that way in recent weeks), there are those who rather bizarrely in my humble want Lloris out now.
Voetbal International may have come up with a compromise if there is any truth to this piece of recent speculation.
We are apparently tracking Ajax Number 1 Andre Onana.
[Voetbal International] report Spurs are interested in signing Ajax keeper Andre Onana.
It is unclear whether the keeper is wanted as replacement or competition for Hugo Lloris with the Tottenham Hotspur captain enduring an up and down season on and off the pitch.#THFC #COYS pic.twitter.com/1WRw6ei0gL
— Ricky Sacks ???? (@RickSpur) October 30, 2018
The 22-year-old Cameroon international goalkeeper has come through Ajax’s famed youth Academy and despite his tender age, he boasts 92 senior appearances for them, including European experience. In 2018/19 he’s made 13 club appearances, three of which have come in the Champions League.
Out of a lot of blather I’ve seen in the media, this is actually a transfer I can see Spurs making given his future development potential.
How much to just buy Ajax?
— Zach (@SonnyCoys) October 30, 2018
Flog Lloris to Lyon part X for Ndembele
— DAVSPURS (@davspurs) October 30, 2018
DOnnaruma isn’t realistic considering spurs’ budget. I doubt we have a budget for Lafont
— Mr. Stupid (@stupidifyven) October 31, 2018
Be cheaper just to buy Ajax
— Richard murdoch (@Ricmur72R) October 30, 2018
Like the lad quite abit and wouldnt totally be against replacing hugo, good goalkeeper but has cost alot and balls out from the back simply aren't good enough for the way we like to play
— Musa (@Musathfc) October 30, 2018
Yes! Now we have been linked with 5 Ajax players.
It might be cheaper to just buy the club at this point.
— Adam Pierce (@Sir_Adam_Pierce) October 31, 2018
This is purely because he plays for Ajax right?
— Manoamano (@Manoama89203646) October 30, 2018
Is Gazza leaving?
— Jeremy Palmer (@JeremyPalmer7) October 30, 2018
Any deal would see the departure of Vorm for me, and he’d come in initially to challenge Gazzaniga for that backup spot with one of them winning out in a season or two for the Number 1 spot. It ticks the boxes in my mind and he already has a number of clean sheets under his belt this year which sweetens the deal.
The counter arguement remains, is there any truth to it?