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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.

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  1. Is Pau Lopez a Paul Mitchell spot? If so, maybe Levy could build the bridge between the two and respond positively. I suppose it’s too late for reconciliation, shame. Mitchell needs to understand who is boss and if he’s upset because of the failure to sign Michy Batshuayi for a sum even I found to be way overpriced then he needs to understand Levy’s spend strategy. Perhaps Daniel Levy should have taken P Mitchell to one side and taught him the Levy Laws of business trading. We do not need to throw money at football players in the way MU has. We have a very good commercial base in place, a new stadium being built which has won the plaudits of the hierarchy of the NFL and which is going to help Tottenham Hotspur cement it’s position financially. This will allow us to continue to maintain our Academy as leaders in the teaching and training of young professional footballers. However, spotting talent within the profile selected by Mauricio Pochittino is not an easy job and takes a certain talent in itself. We have learned Paul Mitchell seems to have this talent and he will surely be missed. Maybe this position as Head Of Recruitment also needs to be better respected as the owner relies on this person’s scouting management skills to discover and witness footballing talent from all over the world. Mitchell seems to have a very good scouting network in place and can take it with him wherever he goes. Finding an equal replacement whom MP will approve of could prove to be a difficult task.

  2. I agree with you. PM must of know the remit of DL. We need a marquee signing which DL at times pulls out of the hat. However DL must respect those that he gives a job too and he should trust their judgement. The money side is DL job therefore when scouting you must know that those players come into a certain price bracket. If for instant a marquee player became available before you start negotiations surely check with DL first about price and wages. I want to know about Bentaleb his departure is stressing me as he is better than Carrol and Mason. Can anyone else see that? What about the Erikson situation? Are we trying to get rid in order to bring in Drinkwater to play on the right and Lamela on the left?

    • I do not see the need for Drinkwater, we already have a number of players in that position better than him. Bringing in Janssen has provided an option in attack, 4-4-2, what we do need is a winger with serious pace to provide an third way. I also like the idea of Pau Lopez, a young keeper that fits the Levy/Poch profile, and a play maker, perhaps Coric. Mason and Carroll are not good enough as much as they try, and Bentley out of favour. Three in and 4 out, including Voom, will strengthen the team with better options and competition for places.

  3. I totally agree, Mason and Carroll are not strong enough in a very demanding midfield position. Probably a couple of years away from this. Another prolific striker/winger is needed to strengthen the squad. Why did we let Jemain Defoe go!! I do like it when we play two up top.

    We need another named centre back to cover any serious injuries.

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