Date: 21st June 2023 at 7:52pm
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Tottenham Hotspur completed the permanent signing of Dejan Kulusevski from Juventus over the weekend. 

The Swedish winger spent over a year on loan in north London before signing permanently last week on a deal worth around £26m.

The 23-year-old joined Spurs on loan in January 2022 and has spent the past 18 months on loan with the club, scoring seven goals and providing 16 assists in 57 matches across all competitions.

Having secured their first permanent signing of the window, the Lilywhites will now be looking at goalkeepers to replace Hugo Lloris.

The Frenchman is expected to leave Spurs this summer, and a number of players have been touted as possible replacements.

The club reportedly had Brentford ‘keeper David Raya at the top of their list of potential replacements, but it appears that they could now be looking elsewhere despite having already agreed personal terms with the Spaniard.

Raya would reportedly cost £40 million with the Bees holding firm on their valuation, and Spurs could now look to Spain for an alternative.

Spurs are likely to target Mamardashvili if their chase for Raya collapses

According to Fabrizio Romano, Tottenham have made contact over a proposed move for Valencia’s Giorgi Mamardashvili.

Mamardashvili, 22, joined Valencia on a permanent deal from Georgian side Dinamo Tbilisi in January 2022 after spending around half a season on loan at the Spanish side.

Since joining the La Liga outfit, the Georgian has cemented his spot in the starting 11 and has established himself as one of the best young shot-stoppers in the Spanish top flight.

The Georgian signed a contract extension shortly after arriving in Valencia, which doesn’t expire until 2027 and could therefore hand the Spanish side an advantage in potential negotiations between the two sides.

In total, the ‘keeper has made 63 appearances across all competitions for Valencia, including 42 last season.

Current Spurs ‘keeper Lloris, 36, has made 447 appearances for the club across all competitions but has been criticised for some of his performances over the past few seasons and could therefore leave this summer.

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