Tottenham Hotspur are keeping an eye on Nantes’ 23-year-old goalkeeper Alban Lafont and face competition from Arsenal.
According to Fichajes, Tottenham are interested in Nantes goalkeeper Alban Lafont as they eye the Frenchman as the long term successor for Hugo Lloris. They could face competition from north London rivals Arsenal for the stopper.
Tottenham manager Antonio Conte has plans to strengthen his side after a somewhat lacklustre January window. After a few days of turbulence where he considered quitting, Conte remains committed to his role and could oversee a transformational summer window. They will be looking for several players in different areas, with the goalkeeping position one of their priorities.
Tottenham did sign Pierluigi Gollini on loan with an option to buy last summer, but considering how sparingly he has been used this season, the Italian might have to go back to Atalanta at the end of the season.
The priority for Spurs would be to find a reliable long-term replacement for Lloris, who may be coming to the end of his career at the north London side. The 35-year-old did sign a new contract until 2024, but Tottenham may look to replace him early.
They have French keeper Alban Lafont in their sights, who is putting in impressive performances this season for Nantes. The 23-year-old shot-stopper is also tipped to be Lloris’ deputy at the international level from now on, which could be ideal for Spurs.
Tottenham have also expressed an interest in Athletic Bilbao’s Unai Simon, although the Spaniard will be expensive compared to Lafont. The Nantes star is expected to cost around €10-15 million, which would be ideal for Spurs.
Meanwhile, they have competition from arch-rivals Arsenal for Lafont. The Gunners signed Matt Turner from the USA in the January window. He will likely be Aaron Ramsdale’s deputy as current No. 2 Bernd Leno is expected to depart in the summer.
So the Gunners are unlikely to focus on a new goalkeeper in the summer window, leaving Spurs with a clear run at Lafont. It remains to be seen if the Nantes star agrees to become Lloris’ deputy in the short term and then take up the No. 1 position at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium down the line.