TOTTENHAM are reportedly considering a summer move for French goalkeeper Mike Maignan – with the Lille star tipped to be the next Hugo Lloris.
Maignan, 24, has been called into the France senior squad several times.
The former Under-21 international has yet to make his senior debut, with Spurs No.1 Lloris Les Bleus’ first choice.
But sources in France claim Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho is a big admirer of the former Paris Saint-Germain youngster.
And the Special One has been tipped to make an offer for £16million-rated Maignan, who he sees as an eventual successor to 33-year-old Lloris.
Maignan helped Lille to fourth in Ligue 1, conceding just 27 goals in 28 games, before the Covid-19 pandemic brought the French season to an early end.
Born in French Guiana, he moved to France at an early age and came through PSG’ s youth ranks.
Lille paid £1m for him in 2015, since when his value has skyrocketed.
Chelsea have previously been credited with an interest in Maignan.
The keeper has played 36 times for France’s junior sides from Under-16 upwards.
Lille boss Luis Campos is already prepared for Maignan’s departure, with two further talented keepers in his squad in Brazilian Leo Jardim and young prospect Luca Chevalier.
By: John Hutchinson
Title: Tottenham eyeing move for Lille goalkeeper Mike Maignan tipped to become ‘new Hugo Lloris’ in French squad
Sourced From: www.thesun.co.uk/sport/12013562/tottenham-transfer-news-maignan-lloris/
Published Date: Thu, 02 Jul 2020 14:48:29 +0000