Tottenham Hotspur are taking a look at signing AC Milan goalkeeper Mike Maignan as a attainable different to Brentford’s David Raya, in accordance with reviews.
Which goalkeepers might Spurs signal this summer time?
Lengthy-serving Spurs shot-stopper and France primary, Hugo Lloris, could possibly be nearing a departure from north London after over a decade on the membership.
The 36-year-old has gone on to make practically 450 appearances in all competitions for Tottenham, captaining them for a major interval, however his current interview with Nice-Matin signifies a Spurs exit is across the nook.
“We’re coming to an vital second, whether or not for the membership or for me. It is the tip of an period,” stated Lloris.
“I’ve wishes for different issues, I’ll ask myself quietly to review what will probably be attainable. However I do not overlook that I nonetheless have a yr of contract with Tottenham and that in soccer it’s all the time troublesome to foretell what’s going to occur.”
Spurs have been focusing on keepers step into Lloris’ sneakers, with the likes of Jordan Pickford (Everton) and Croatia nunber one Dominik Livakovic attracting curiosity from chairman Daniel Levy.
Nonetheless, maybe essentially the most prevalent amongst these hyperlinks is Brentford’s Raya, with some reviews even suggesting that phrases have already been agreed with the Spaniard.
It seems the Bees star is a agency goal for Tottenham, as additionally backed by The Athletic, however in addition they say that Milan’s Maignan is a needed man in N17.
The Frenchman, who helped his facet to a Champions League semi-final final season and title win the marketing campaign earlier than, is outwardly a goal for Spurs as they hunt for brand new keepers.
Whereas Raya is firmly on the agenda, in accordance with this report, Spurs proceed to weigh different choices as a deal for the 27-year-old proves extra difficult.
In consequence, whereas Tottenham have set their sights on Raya, they’re additionally “taking a look at different choices” with Maignan being one in every of them.
Nonetheless, he would value “much more” than Brentford’s shot-stopper, and it is clear to see why.
Who’s Mike Maignan?
Maignan has been revered by sections of the Italian press, like Carlo Garganese, who even known as him the “world’s best” goalkeeper again in April – after Milan knocked Serie A champions Napoli out of Europe.
France boss Didier Deschamps can also be an enormous fan, calling him a “great leader” and “great player” after an excellent Euro 2024 qualifying efficiency in opposition to the Republic of Eire.