Tottenham have seemingly found out how much it will cost them to replace Hugo Lloris with another Premier League goalkeeper this summer.
The French World Cup winner is coming towards the end of his stay in north London, with suggestions that Spurs will look to bring in a replacement at the end of the season despite Lloris still having a year of his contract left to run.
The 36-year-old has spent almost 11 years of his career at Tottenham. However, there have been signs in recent campaigns that his level is dropping, with individual errors often leading to goals in some high-profile matches.
That has led to numerous names being linked with the club, including the likes of Jordan Pickford and Diogo Costa. But another target, Brentford’s David Raya, is said to perfectly fit the profile of what Tottenham are looking for.
The Spaniard is well known for his ability on the ball, something that has never been a strong point of Lloris’ game. He is also a fine shot-stopper who has excelled since the Bees came up to the Premier League in 2021.
However, the 26-year-old only has just over a year left on his contract, leaving Brentford open to offers from rival clubs.
Bees boss Thomas Frank actually admitted back in February that Raya had turned down two different contract offers from the club and that the club would only listen to offers of over £40million for his signature.
Raya price drops as contract runs down
However, transfer insider Fabrizio Romano has now revealed that the London club will accept offers of around £35m for the Spain international.
Romano also adds that Raya is being monitored by ‘many clubs’, which suggests Tottenham will not have it all their own way as they prepare a move.
Signing a new No.1 this summer, as opposed to giving Lloris another year, certainly makes sense in terms of his age and also the fact that the club will be appointing yet another manager this summer.
Given the managerial names being linked, it appears that Daniel Levy will look to appoint someone who is more in keeping with the attractive style of play that always used to be associated Tottenham before Jose Mourinho, Nuno Espirito Santo and then Antonio Conte were hired.
If that is the case, then Raya certainly fits the ball-playing keeper mold more than Lloris.
To that end, it looks like the Frenchman’s days are numbered and it will be the end of an era in north London as a new No.1 takes centre stage.
Spurs are back in action on Saturday when they welcome Bournemouth in the Premier League.
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