Tottenham ‘braced for former boss Mauricio Pochettino to try to tempt Hugo Lloris to PSG’.. and Jose Mourinho ‘is plotting moves for Sam Johnstone and Dean Henderson as his replacement’
- Tottenham reportedly preparing themselves for Paris Saint-Germain swooping in
- Spurs skipper Hugo Lloris has been linked with reunion with Mauricio Pochettino
- The No 1 goalkeeper was named captain by former Tottenham boss back in 2015
Tottenham are reportedly preparing themselves for Paris Saint-Germain swooping in to try to sign their captain and goalkeeper Hugo Lloris.
The shot-stopper has been in north London since 2012 and was named skipper by former Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino three years later.
But Tottenham now fear they may lose their No 1 to Paris Saint-Germain when Pochettino is eventually appointed as Thomas Tuchel’s successor, according to The Sun.
Hugo Lloris has been linked with a move to PSG to link back up with Mauricio Pochettino (L)
The report claims that Spurs are already eyeing West Brom’s first-choice Sam Johnstone as well as Manchester United’s highly-rated back-up goalkeeper Dean Henderson should they lose Lloris.
Johnstone has shone in between the sticks for the Baggies this season and was the standout performer in West Brom’s draws with Manchester City and Liverpool while England’s Henderson is waiting patiently in the wings as understudy to David de Gea at Old Trafford.
PSG’s current No 1 is 34-year-old Keylor Navas while Lloris, also 34, has 18 months on his current Tottenham deal.
Spurs are reportedly eyeing possible replacements, such as West Brom’s Sam Johnstone
Pochettino is edging closer to taking over at the Parc des Princes after Tuchel was relieved of his duties and he has been linked to bringing in a number of his former charges.
Tottenham’s out-of-favour midfielder Dele Alli, who was already linked with a move to PSG, could follow Pochettino through the door in the French capital. The transfer window opens this weekend and a loan switch is an option.
While Inter Milan playmaker Christian Eriksen, again well down the pecking order at his current club, has also been linked with a reunion with Pochettino at the Ligue 1 giants.
Manchester United’s back-up goalkeeper Dean Henderson is also reportedly another option