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Tottenham are set to target Lille’s Mike Maignan as they look to bring in a new No 1 goalkeeper and that could pave the way for Hugo Lloris to join Manchester United, back-page reports in France claim. Spurs look set to make wholesale changes to their squad at the end of the season and there are still huge doubts over the future of Jose Mourinho.
The Spurs boss must secure a top-four finish in order to keep his job, while the Carabao Cup final could also have a huge bearing on whether he’s in charge next season.
Whether it is Mourinho or Julian Nagelsmann, Daniel Levy will need to dig deep into his pockets once again to reinvest in his Spurs squad.
The club spent big last summer on Sergio Reguilon, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, Gareth Bale, Matt Doherty, Carlos Vinicius, Joe Hart, Giovani Lo Celso and Joe Rodon but it is yet to pay dividends.
More reinvestment is needed next season if they are to keep onto Harry Kane, as Tottenham look to close the gap at the top of the Premier League.
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According to French newspaper L’Equipe, there could be one big change on the cards between the sticks with Spurs set to target Lille No 1 Maignan and that could pave the way for Lloris to join United.
Lloris was a target for United back in 2015 while there were also whispers of a potential move as recent as 2020.
While he is adored by the Tottenham folklore, the Spurs skipper’s performances have been questioned on plenty of occasions this season.
Now Spurs are reportedly looking to bring in Maignan, who is one of France’s back-up goalkeepers behind Lloris.
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The 25-year-old came through the ranks at Paris Saint-Germain before joining Lille in 2015 and has been capped just once by his country.
Maignan is the same age Lloris was when he made the switch from Lyon in 2012 in a deal worth a total of £11.8million with add-ons.
The World Cup winner’s position has never been under serious threat at Tottenham, despite the impressive form of Paulo Gazzaniga in his absence last season.
England international Hart has since moved ahead of the Argentine – who joined Elche on loan in January – in the pecking order.
Yet the former Manchester City man has settled for a back-up role and is yet to put Lloris under pressure.
As for United, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is expected to sign a new goalkeeper this summer despite already having two at his disposal.
Dean Henderson is trying his best to become United’s new No 1 ahead of David de Gea.
However, it’s been suggested that Solskjaer could turn to the transfer market this summer to sign an undisputed world-class goalkeeper to end the conundrum.
Lloris would fit the bill and has just 18 months remaining on his current Tottenham contract.
He has recently been linked with a reunion with old boss Mauricio Pochettino at PSG.
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