Date: 29th September 2022 at 12:30pm
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Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Hugo Lloris made his 425th appearance for the club in their last game, as The Lilywhites ran out 6-2 winners over Leicester City in a thrilling encounter in north London. 

The Frenchman joined Spurs in 2012 from Ligue 1 side Lyon, and has since proved himself to be one of the Premier League’s best in his position.

Despite that, Lloris is now 35-years-old, and it appears that Tottenham are now looking for his long-term replacement.

As reported by The Evening Standard, the Premier League side are considering making a move for Atletico Madrid ‘keeper Jan Oblak.

The report claims that the Slovenian, who is one name on a list of targets for the club, could be available as the Spanish side are open to discussing a sale.

Oblak has been one of the world’s best goalkeepers for several years now, and has spent close to a decade in the Spanish capital.

Antonio Conte has reportedly spoken to managing director Fabio Paratici about recruiting Lloris’ successor, and 29-year-old Oblak could be an option.

Oblak is a target for Spurs

The Slovenia international played crucial roles in both Atleti’s victorious 2021 La Liga campaign, and was also instrumental in guiding them to the Champions League final in 2017.

The ‘keeper has been linked with Premier League clubs before and has previously admitted his desire to one day play in England, however his £107 million release clause likely deterred any real interest.

Chelsea are one of the club believed to have been interested previously, reportedly making contact with their Spanish counterparts during Frank Lampard’s tenure as manager.

Despite Oblak’s superb form during much of his time in Madrid, he was criticised for some of his performances last year.

Now, though, it is suggested that the Spanish side would be willing to let Oblak leave for a much lower figure, and Spurs are considering making a move.

Lloris signed a new two-year contract with Spurs in January this year, but it is expected that he will leave the club when that deal expires in 2024.

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