Date: 14th June 2019 at 9:30am
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Despite having Hugo Lloris and Paulo Gazzaniga as their first and second-choice goalkeepers, Tottenham have been linked with a move for Thomas Strakosha. Lazio are keen to keep the shot-stopper but may be resigned to losing him amid growing interest in his signature.

Tottenham are unlikely to be the ones signing him, however, as they have other areas of the side that need strengthening. Strakosha would cost £22m and £0.89m-a-year in wages, which would be a waste of money as Lloris and Gazzaniga are more than good enough for next season.

That’s not to say the 24-year-old isn’t talented, however. Strakosha joined Lazio from Panionios Athen in 2012 and has gone on to make 121 appearances in all competitions, keeping 37 clean sheets. He shut out 13 sides last season and conceded 46 goals in 44 games.

Liverpool were looking at the Albanian international before they signed Alisson. Arsenal are still weighing up a move. Tottenham, however, don’t need a new goalkeeper. Michel Vorm was recently released on a free transfer as he struggled for playing time, opening the day to Gazzaniga to compete directly with Lloris for minutes.

Reports may say Spurs are interested this summer, but it’s hard to see Strakosha coming to London while Lloris remains at the club.

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