Tottenham transfer targets include England goalkeepers Sam Johnstone and Dean Henderson as long-term Hugo Lloris successors

Tottenham Hotspur have stepped up their search for a new number one goalkeeper to succeed Hugo Lloris at the end of this season, according to reports.

The 34-year-old World Cup winner has been the club’s first choice keeper since joining Tottenham from Lyon in 2012.

Lloris celebrates with former Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino after beating Ajax 3-2 to book their place in the Champions League final
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The France international has played under six different managers during his time in north London, featuring 386 times in all competitions.

During what is approaching a decade at Tottenham, Lloris has also become the club’s Premier League record appearance holder with 310 top flight games in a Spurs shirt.

He is also currently the club’s longest-serving player, but his future at Tottenham is uncertain with the final six months of his contract approaching.

Lloris, who turns 35 on Boxing Day, is out of contract at the end of the current campaign, with his deal running to August 2022 to round off an even ten years as Spurs’ No.1.

According to the Daily Mail, there have been no discussions about extending Lloris’ stay at the north London outfit beyond this season.

The report also claims a list of possible replacements has already been drawn up as, with no final decision being made about Lloris’ future, there is a likely chance that he will leave the club to pursue a new challenge.

Sam Johnstone has been in sparkling form for West Brom last season, despite their relegation from the Premier League
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West Bromwich Albion goalkeeper Sam Johnstone is said to be one of the top glovesman identified as one of the potential replacements for the Frenchman next season.

The 28-year-old was called into the England squad for Euro 2020, although didn’t play a game, and retained his place in Gareth Southgate’s group for recent qualifiers as the Three Lions booked their place at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

He has earned three caps for his country since his first England call-up earlier this year, and a return to the Premier League would surely give his international hopes a bigger boost.

Meanwhile, Manchester United’s second-choice keeper Dean Henderson is also on Spurs’ list of targets.

Dean Henderson has continued to find regular game time hard to come by at Manchester United behind No.1 David de Gea
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The Mail also report the 24-year-old would be keen in replacing the current Spurs’ captain to kickstart his career, with his path to more regular game time at Old Trafford blocked by David de Gea who has been one of United’s outstanding performers so far this term.

2018 World Cup winner Lloris believes he still has more years left to play at the highest level before retiring from professional football.

He said: “There is nothing from the club about a contract but there is no issue. We will see later about that.”