Tottenham Hotspur are eyeing a move for Croatian goalkeeper Marko Malenica as a possible long-term replacement for Hugo Lloris, reports the Daily Star.

Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino is preparing to shuffle his goalkeeper pack this summer by letting Lloris leave North London and promote Paulo Gazzaniga to become his first-choice stopper.

And Malenica, who is currently plying his trade with Osijek FC, would be brought in as a back-up option for Tottenham and is available for as little as £1million.

Spurs stalwart Michel Vorm looks also to be heading for the exit at the New White Hart Lane when his contract expires in the summer.

Reported Tottenham target Malenica, a former Croatia Under-21 international, is also attracting interest from Watford, Bournemouth and Crystal Palace, according to the report.

The 25-year-old has made 108 appearances in all competitions for Osijek and has been the first-choice goalkeeper at the Stadion Gradski for the past two seasons.

The 6ft 4ins stopper has virtually been ever-present this campaign for the blue and whites and has kept nine clean sheets in 34 outings.

Tottenham captain Lloris has endured some criticism this season but has shown moments, such as the penalty save against Manchester City in the Champions League, of why he is ranked as one of the best goalkeepers in the world.

The 32-year-old has been with Spurs since 2012 after joining from Lyon and has gone on to make 286 appearances in all competitions for the North London side.

The World Cup-winning goalkeeper has been a popular figure with Tottenham fans and many would be surprised to see him leave the club this summer.

Spurs remain third in the Premier League and the victory over already-relegated Huddersfield Town was their third victory in a row.

A Lucas Moura hat-trick and a goal from Victor Wanyama saw off the Terriers in what was Tottenham’s third straight win at their new stadium.

Spurs now face Manchester City twice in three days in both the Champions League and Premier League.


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