Tottenham Hotspur are interested in a deal to bring Robert Sanchez to north London.
That’s according to a report by 90min, who claim that Antonio Conte and Fabio Paratici have identified the Brighton & Hove Albion goalkeeper as a potential replacement for Hugo Lloris between the Spurs sticks.
However, the report goes on to state that the Italian duo understand that shopping within the Premier League comes at a premium, meaning that a deal for the 25-year-old shot-stopper could be a price one.
Considering just how impressive Sanchez has been for Brighton over the past three seasons, it is not difficult to understand why Conte and Paratici would be interested in a move to bring the Spain international to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Indeed, over his 27 Premier League appearances during his breakthrough campaign back in 2020/21, the £28m-rated talent was in sensational form, helping his side keep ten clean sheets and making an average of 2.4 saves – at a success rate of 71% – per game, with these returns seeing him average a very impressive SofaScore match rating of 6.89.
It was a similar story over the £10k-per-week shot-stopper’s 37 league outings last season, with Sanchez helping the Seagulls keep 11 clean sheets and making an average of 2.7 saves – at a success rate of 71% – per game, with these metrics seeing the player who Mark Anderson dubbed “top drawer” average an even more eye-catching SofaScore match rating of 6.92.
The £50m-valued ‘keeper has also impressed over his 14 top-flight fixtures in the current campaign, already helping his side keep four clean sheets and making an average of 2.4 saves – at a success rate of 63% – per game, with these returns seeing the 25-year-old average a SofaScore match rating of 6.76.
Furthermore, with the Spaniard being renowned for his ability with the ball at his feet, something is a particularly weak aspect of Lloris’ game, this would appear to represent yet another string to the two-cap international’s bow.
As such, should Paratici manage to get a deal over the line for a goalkeeper who has overcome some “ridiculous” mistakes, it would very much appear as if the sporting director will have indeed sealed a top-draw signing, as Sanchez undoubtedly possesses the potential to become Spurs’ number one for many a year to come.