Very good with FC Nantes since the start of last season, Alban Lafont is one of the many names announced on the side of Tottenham, where the succession of Hugo Lloris seems open.
By announcing his international retirement, Hugo Lloris has ceded the role of titular goalkeeper in the France team, which should benefit Mike Maignan, while the other places in Didier Deschamps’ group were to be played between Alphonse Areola, Alban Lafont, Illan Meslier and Brice Samba. But it is not only in selection that Lloris could lose his place, and it would be good despite himself this time.
At Tottenham, the French goalkeeper is indeed more and more challenged. After a first dumpling at the end of December, the consultant Graeme Souness had estimated that the now ex-captain of the Blues had “exceeded its expiration date”. Hugo Lloris did not settle his case Thursday evening, during the defeat of Spurs against Manchester City (4-2). His responsibility is clearly engaged on the third goal, scored by Riyad Mahrez..
Lafont and Meslier in the sights of Tottenham
As a result, rumors of the recruitment of a new goalkeeper are picking up again around the London club. The list of potential successors to Hugo Lloris is long and there are two Frenchmen in particular: Alban Lafont, very good with Nantes since the start of last season and who was recently called up to the France team), and Illan Meslier, the goalkeeper of the France U23 team, which is gaining momentum with Leeds.
Yup, bring in Alban Lafont in the summer Spurs please https://t.co/YaAzKrnfjp
— 𝔼𝕌ℝ𝕆 (@EuroExpert_) January 19, 2023
They are not the only names mentioned right to left. We can add those of Dominik Livaković, Giorgi Mamardashvili, David Raya, Robert Sanchez, Emiliano Martinez, Diego Costa, Odysseas Vlachodimos, Yassine Bounou, Dean Henderson, Jordan Pickford or even José Sá.