With just under a month left until the end of the Barclays Premier League season, the rumour mill is in full flow with goalkeepers at the centre of attention.
Tottenham Hotspur have endured a largely disappointing season by their high standards. With the news that Tim Sherwood will be leaving White Hart Lane at the end of the campaign, the club could be rocked by the departure of one of their best players.
French Champions elect Paris St Germain are courting France international goalkeeper Hugo Lloris to be their new number one. It remains to be seen whether or not the shot stopper is interested in a move back to his homeland but after a tumultuous season in North London he might feel it’s too good an opportunity to turn down.
Since signing from Lyon on transfer deadline day in 2012 Lloris has become a fan favourite at White Hart Lane, and is regarded as one of the best young goalkeepers in the modern game.
If he does indeed leave the club it will be a massive blow. However one key element to his potential exit remains. If as expected Louis Van Gaal is appointed Spurs manager will this entice Lloris to have one final crack at Champions League qualification?
Spurs fans will be hoping that Lloris stays at the club as they look to build under a new manager next season but if Metro are to be believed they have lined up a replacement just in case. West Bromwich Albion goalkeeper Ben Foster could be available on the cheap if the Midlands club are relegated from the Premier League.
Foster is well thought of in the English game with Roy Hodgson expected to pick him as Joe Hart’s understudy for this summer’s FIFA World Cup in Brazil. Foster has been a shining light in a West Brom side that has struggled all campaign and after last weekend’s 3-3 draw with the Baggies Spurs boss Tim Sherwood called him the man of the match.
Foster would certainly be a good acquisition but after signing one of the best goalkeepers in the world just under two years ago, Tottenham don’t want to lose Lloris just yet.