Tottenham Hotspur to revive interest in Lille’s Mike Maignan?

Tottenham Hotspur to revive interest in Lille’s Mike Maignan?


BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,24TH MARCH,2021-Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly considering a move for Lille goalkeeper Mike Maignan amid uncertainty surrounding Hugo Lloris‘s future.

Jose Mourinho’s current number one has been tipped to reunite with Mauricio Pochettino at Paris Saint-Germain, while a recent report claimed that Manchester United were also weighing up a move for the France international.

Should Lloris indeed depart this summer, Mourinho will certainly prioritise a move for a new shot-stopper, and De Gea’s understudy Dean Henderson has been linked with a move to the capital club.

Now, L’Equipe reports that Maignan is also a target for the Lilywhites, with the 25-year-old also being linked with a move to Chelsea in previous transfer windows.

Maignan has earned another call-up to the France team after keeping 16 clean sheets in 30 matches for title-chasing Lille – shipping a mere 19 goals – but his side did suffer a dampening 2-1 defeat to relegation-threatened Nimes last time out.

Furthermore, with Maignan’s contract at the Stade Pierre-Mauroy due to expire at the end of next season, the prospect of a cut-price deal could be tempting for Spurs in the current financial climate.

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