Tottenham looking for a replacement for Lloris, dispatch scouts to sign Mendy, ‘UCL Winner → Kepa Backup’
Tottenham Hotspur are looking for a replacement for Hugo Lloris, and have dispatched a scout to recruit Edouard Mendy, the Chelsea goalkeeper.
Lloris has been at Tottenham’s goal since joining Tottenham in the summer of 2012. Lloris, whose strengths were excellent reflexes and positioning, has been Tottenham’s number one goalkeeper for over 10 years, and has been recognized for his leadership and has even worn the captain’s armband since the 2015-16 season. Lloris was a player who became an icon at Tottenham.
But even Lloris couldn’t stop his years. Lloris’ play has been unstable this season, and his performance has declined further due to injuries. Considering the age of Lloris, there has been a voice from before that a replacement for Lloris should be found, and this voice has become louder this season. Fraser Foster, who is currently playing in place of Lloris, who is out due to injury, is only two years older than Lloris, so Tottenham are looking for a young goalkeeper who can take over the team’s goal for the long term.
Tottenham are eyeing several goalkeepers as the successor to Lloris. David Raya (Brentford), Jordan Pickford (Everton), Jan Oblak (Atlético Madrid), and Emiliano Martinez (Aston Villa) are being mentioned as possible scout candidates.
Chelsea goalkeeper Mendy was also named here. The British ‘The Sun’ said: “Tottenham are looking for Mendy, who will be an outcast at Chelsea. We will have a massive release, but Mendy is also a target.”
Mendy is a player who achieved the feat of winning the UEFA Champions League (UCL) with Chelsea. He has excellent saving skills based on animal reflexes, and he defended Chelsea’s goal using this advantage. In addition to UCL, Mendy played a key role in winning the UEFA Super Cup and the FIFA Club World Cup at Chelsea, led by coach Thomas Tuchel at the time, and solidified his place as the main goalkeeper within Chelsea.
His performance in the national team was also great. Mendy participated in the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations as Senegal’s representative and helped his country win the championship by making a big success, including saving the penalty shootout in the final. Thanks to his success with the club and national team, even at this time, Mendy’s career was expected to walk on a solid road.
The downfall came quickly. Mendy’s ankle was caught in the lack of foot technique, a weakness that had been pointed out before. As the participation of goalkeepers in the rear build-up increased, naturally goalkeepers were required to have a certain level of footwork skills, but Mendy could not follow the trend. Injury overlapped here, and Mendy was pushed out of the competition for the starting position, and until recently, Kepa Arrizabalaga is starting at Chelsea.
In the end, Mendy and Chelsea’s contract renewal negotiations are going through difficulties, and Tottenham is aiming for this gap.메이저놀이터
Meanwhile, the Middle East was mentioned as the next destination for Lloris. ‘Telegraph’ said, “Lloris has already been offered three times his salary in Saudi Arabia,” and said that he would head to Saudi Arabia after leaving Tottenham.