Now aged 32, there’s a chance both Hugo Lloris and Tottenham are thinking about what happens once the veteran shot stopper moves on.
Paulo Gazzaniga is the current number two at Spurs, but many will question if he is the man to step in long-term for the France international in a year (or maybe two).
Realistically, the ideal scenario would probably be for a young(ish) goalkeeper to come in, sit and learn from the France international to then take over, and that man, according to Gazzetta dello Sport, could be Lazio’s Thomas Strakosha, whom Spurs, as well as local rivals Arsenal, are reportedly interested in.
The 24-year-old has been a regular starter for the Serie A club for the past couple of years, but his ‘great aspiration’ is to make it to the Premier League, ‘fascinated’ by the atmosphere of English football.
He would lose his starting role by moving to Tottenham, yet it might only be for one year, perhaps even featuring in cups to get acclimatised to his new surroundings.
Something similar would apply with a transfer to Arsenal, where the Albania international would simply slot into Petr Cech’s now vacant role, as Bernd Leno appears to be Unai Emery’s number one in the league going forward.
However, unlike Lloris, the German doesn’t appear to be going anywhere anytime soon.
A goalkeeper like Strakosha would also add a bit of competition for the role in both clubs, perhaps pushing the current starters to work that little bit harder.
Gazzetta do make it clear Lazio aren’t actively trying to sell their star goalkeeper, but a bid of €25m could change their mind, at which point they would turn their attention to Fiorentina’s Alban Lafont to replace him.