Reports claim that Spurs are ready to step up their interest in the Espanyol goalkeeper Pau Lopez, as the club looks to strengthen their options between the posts following the injury to Hugo Lloris.
Lloris was substituted in the opening day draw against Everton after picking up a hamstring injury. It was today announced that Lloris will be out for up to a month.
That would rule the Tottenham captain out of the games against Crystal Palace, Liverpool, Stoke and Sunderland, along with the opening Champions League group game.
Spurs are already thought to have lodged a €2m bid for Pau earlier this month, with Espanyol holding out for €5m. While the news of Lloris’ injury strengthens the Spanish club’s bargaining position, they have already signed a replacement goalkeeper this summer and are in a position to let Pau go if the deal is right.
Espanyol paid €3m to Olympaicos to bring Roberto back to Spain and the 30-year old started ahead of Pau in the 2-2 friendly draw with Juventus on Saturday.
That same day saw Michel Vorm impress when covering for Lloris against Everton, but with the club having already been keen on Pau, it would make sense for Tottenham to now move fast to land the Spanish U21 international.