Whether Tottenham need a new goalkeeper immediately remains to be seen, but there appears to be an interest in bringing one in.
It could simply be smart planning from the Spurs hierarchy to ensure they aren’t left without a first-team shot stopper once Hugo Lloris’ deal comes to an end next summer, but there has been some interest in Pau López from AS Roma, whom they had on loan during the 2016-17 season.
However, nothing has ever really come from it yet, which Gazzetta dello Sport point out on Wednesday.
The Italian outlet explain the Spaniard’s value has dropped considerably over the past year, nearly halving from the €23.5m they spent on him up front in 2019 due to poor performances.
He was benched for most of the first half of the season, but has managed to get back into the starting line up over the past few six games.
They state ‘if Roma were to sell him today, they would struggle to make €12-15m’.
In recent months, the Serie A side have even gone as far as ‘trying to sell him, as the player’s agent has made it known there were offers from Spain, Germany and England’.
Valencia, Tottenham, West Ham and Bayer Leverkusen were all mentioned as interested parties, but ‘in reality no one has ever actually appeared’ bar a few loan requests ‘that were immediately declined’.
López is now trying to rebuild himself after a year of struggles, and we’ll have to wait and see if things develop over the next couple of weeks.