Three Replacements For Pau Lopez Who Tottenham Can Target
Tottenham Hotspur seem to be heading in the right direction as Mauricio Pochettino has been able to maintain the side’s intensity for the second season running. However, he will now have to work hard to keep players at the club for the new season or look to replace them with ideal stars.
One such player, they will have to look for a replacement for is Spanish shot-stopper, Pau Lopez. The 22-year old was at the club on loan from Espanyol but hardly got any game time with the London club. And it is now reported that he is not ready to extend his stay in England.
The Spurs have a 30-year old first choice keeper in Hugo Lloris and a 33-year old backup in Michel Vorm. Lopez was expected to be the next player for this position but Pochettino will now have to hunt for another name. Here are three alternatives he should be looking for to fill this gap in the squad.
Josip Posavec (US Palermo)
The first player on this list of unknowns is Croatian youngster Posavec. He moved to Palermo from NK Inter Zapresic, at the start of the previous year and established himself as the first choice for the club last season. He has just two clean sheets to his name but his experience in the Serie A will come in handy and Pochettino will surely be impressed with the 21-year old.
Jerome Prior (FC Bordeaux)
Another 21-year old on this list is French starlet Jerome Prior. Though he is not the first choice for the French outfit Bordeaux, Prior has made a name for himself with some crucial performances for his side in the domestic cup competitions and also got 14 Ligue1 appearances this season. He finished with 6 clean sheets last campaign and is tailor-made for the English game. He could turn out to be a star in the future and Pochettino should keep an eye on him.
Dominik Livakovic (Dinamo Zagreb)
Arguably the most exciting name on this list is Livakovic who recently made his debut for the Croatian national team at the age of 21. Known for his stunning reflexes and ability to dominate his box, Livakovic kept 12 clean sheets and let in just 12 goals in 22 domestic league games in his country. He may not be easy to lure out of Zagreb but could easily turn out to be an able replacement for Hugo Lloris in the future.