Tottenham line up Sam Johnstone to take gloves from Hugo Lloris as Frenchman is out of contract at the end of the season and Spurs are yet to open talks over new deal
- Hugo Lloris’ contract with Spurs expires at the end of the current season
- Frenchman will be 35 in December and talks over a new deal are yet to begin
- Sam Johnstone has been identified as one of the possible replacements
- West Brom goalkeeper has won three England caps since first call-up last year
Tottenham have stepped up their search for a new goalkeeper as Hugo Lloris nears the end of his contract.
France World Cup-winner Lloris has been Tottenham’s first choice for nine years since joining from Lyon.
But he will be 35 on Boxing Day and there have been no talks about a new contract to supplement the one that expires at the end of the season.
Spurs have identified Sam Johnstone as one of the possible replacements for Hugo Lloris
The West Brom goalkeeper made his England debut in June and has won three caps since
And while there has not been a final decision made on Lloris’s future, there is now an acceptance that he may well leave.
Tottenham have identified West Bromwich Albion’s Sam Johnstone, 28, as one possible replacement, while the London club are also aware of the frustrations of Dean Henderson, 24, at Manchester United.
Lloris himself believes he has more years left at the top level.
He said recently: ‘There is nothing from the club about a contract but there is no issue. We will see later about that.’
Lloris has been at Spurs for nine years but his contract expires at the end of the season
The Frenchman turns 35 on Boxing Day and Spurs are yet to open talks over a new deal