Positions where Tottenham Hotspur need to improve players and depth

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Hugo Lloris, Tottenham
LONDON, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 21: Hugo Lloris of Tottenham Hotspur warms up before the Premier League match between West Ham United and Tottenham Hotspur at London Stadium on February 21, 2021, in London, England. (Photo by Neil Hall – Pool/Getty Images) /

Hugo Lloris‘ Contract is Running Out

The bottom line is Hugo Lloris’ contract is running out and the Frenchman will be a free agent at the end of 2022. While there have been headlines in different outlets about Tottenham trying to get the club captain to sign an extension, there has been little progress. Given the lack of protection Hugo has seen this season and a desire to remain the French Number 1 for one more World Cup, Lloris will be thinking long and hard about where he plays after next season.

Likewise, Tottenham needs to be thinking about who their keeper will be after next season. Given Paulo Gazzaniga has gone out on loan and was the third choice he seems unlikely. Joe Hart is well past his prime and was only signed as a stopgap, homegrown, back-up. Then Spurs have several young keepers like Alfie Whiteman – who is technically a first-team player – Joshua Oluwayemi, a 20-year-old U-23 player, and Brandon Austin – who is out on loan and also a youth player.

Autin may be the best of the lot in terms of potential, but as a 22-year-old who is just now starting to get first-team minutes on loan for Danish side Viborg FF, it seems unlikely he is ready to step in for Lloris. Finding a keeper that is ready if Hugo has to be sold in January is a must. Maybe an extension for Lloris buys some time for Spurs, but the clock is ticking here.

Ultimately, Tottenham has a lot of areas that need to be upgraded to build the team we all want to see that can compete on all fronts. Getting some quality additions at both fullback positions, in the deep midfield, on the right-wing, and at keeper can help Spurs move in that direction.

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