Tottenham Hotspur are interested in signing Croatian goalkeeper Marko Malenica, according to the Daily Star.

Malenica currently plays for Croatian side NK Osijek, for whom he has made 29 league appearances so far this season, conceding 30 goals and keeping nine clean sheets.

The 25-year-old is a former Croatia youth international but is yet to make a senior appearance for his country.

The Star claims Spurs have identified Malenica as a potential long-term replacement for Hugo Lloris, who has suffered a dip in form over the last couple of years.

A number of high-profile mistakes, particularly in big games, have blighted Lloris’ career of late, although he remains Tottenham captain and appears to have the full trust of Mauricio Pochettino.

But Spurs are said to be keen on a £1 million move for Malencia, who could compete with Lloris and Paulo Gazzaniga next season.

Michel Vorm is set to leave Tottenham when his contract expires this summer, so the Londoners will need a new third-choice goalkeeper regardless.

Whether Malenica is deemed good enough is now up to Spurs’ scouting team.



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