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Tottenham alternatives emerge amid lingering interest in Leeds United transfer raid

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Tottenham Hotspur have interest in other goalkeepers outside of Leeds United’s Illan Meslier according to reports.

Spurs have been linked heavily with the Whites’ shot stopper in recent months, with TEAMtalk outlining their plan to sign a long-term number one to replace Hugo Lloris is on the agenda for the summer.

Meslier is under contract at Elland Road until 2026 and has almost 100 Premier League games under his belt, so would likely cost a hefty figure to be prised from Leeds’ hands.

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According to Matt Law of The Telegraph, Spurs are keeping tabs on Brentford goalkeeper David Raya, he said: “Tottenham Hotspur are tracking Brentford goalkeeper David Raya as they prepare to sign a long-term successor for Hugo Lloris in the summer.”

Also, John Richardson of The Mirror has claimed there is another ‘keeper target on Tottenham’s wish-list this summer, with England and Everton number-one Jordan Pickford of interest, he wrote: “Tottenham have targeted England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford to replace captain Hugo Lloris. Spurs believe they can tempt Pickford as his contract stand-off with Everton continues. His deal has 18 months to run and if he continues to snub improved terms.”

The fresh rumours around Lloris’ successor have quietened talk around Meslier’s immediate future at Elland Road. Leeds All Over sources have confirmed to us that he is highly unlikely to leave Leeds during the January transfer window, but his future is certainly “one for the summer” to be discussed.

Meslier is a player who Leeds will probably have to cash in on when the time is right.

As good as he is, there will be an optimum point in time to maximise the transfer fee for the Frenchman and hopefully use the money to reinvest well into multiple areas of the first-team.

For Meslier’s career, a move to Tottenham would be one which would probably make sense, too. His ceiling is enormous but he cannot reach those heights if he isn’t playing for one of Europe’s elite as their first choice. If he does, then he will find himself given more chances for the national team as well.

However, they evidently have eyes on multiple options as Lloris’ long-term replacement.

Can you see Meslier leaving in the next 12 months?





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