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Spurs: Alasdair Gold reveals new goalkeeper could be signed in January

Journalist Alasdair Gold has revealed that Tottenham Hotspur may well make a move to sign a new goalkeeper this January if the right player becomes available.

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It was certainly a day to forget for number one option Hugo Lloris in the north London derby after he scored an own goal in Sunday’s defeat.

With that in mind, Tottenham fans will likely be glad to know the club are already planning for a future without the 36-year-old between the sticks.

For instance, they’ve have been linked with Brentford shot-stopper David Raya recently. However, any move for a new goalkeeper is believed to be more of an aim for next summer.

Despite that, in a new article for football.london, Gold has suggested that Spurs could act this winter if the right player was available ‘earlier than expected’.

The journalist explained: “While centre-back (left and right/centre) and a central midfielder are among the summer plans with a new goalkeeper you can’t rule out a move if a player became available earlier than expected this month.”

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Time to act

So, it appears as if Spurs may make a transfer U-turn, as Sky Sports reporter Michael Bridge claimed that Spurs will wait until the summer to sign a goalkeeper.

Tottenham manager Antonio Conte still seems to have faith in Lloris, with the Frenchman starting all but one game in the Premier League up to this stage in the season.

However, the very fact that the veteran retired from international duty earlier this month suggests that the player is finally coming into the latter stages of his career.

And so, sooner or later, Spurs will have to find a successor. Beyond Raya, Leeds United goalkeeper Illan Meslier has also been tipped as a possible option for the Lilywhites.

It feels unlikely that those two would be sold mid-season unless a seriously big bid came in, but perhaps Tottenham are planning a shock early move – or maybe someone else entirely will suddenly become available.

For now, it certainly looks like something to keep an eye out for.

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