Tottenham are set to offer a new contract to Paulo Gazzaniga, according to Football Insider.
Gazzaniga displaced Michel Vorm as Spurs’ second-choice goalkeeper last season after impressing when called upon. He has played every game under Jose Mourinho so far as a result of Hugo Lloris’ elbow injury, which should keep the captain out until the New Year.
Born in the same Argentine village as former Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino, Gazzaniga’s future may have been deemed doubtful after his compatriot’s sacking, but he has played well in recent weeks while deputising for Lloris.
And Football Insider claims Gazzaniga could be rewarded for his good form with a new contract. The 27-year-old is said to be among the lowest earners in the squad, though his importance has grown since Lloris’ injury.
With that in mind, it would probably be a good idea to tie Gazzaniga down. It would be difficult to find a better back-up option for Lloris, and Vorm is likely to leave when his contract expires at the end of the season.
In any case, the club is probably looking for a new long-term replacement for Lloris, who has suffered a dip in performance level over the last couple of years.