Sunday, December 15, 2019

North London clubs to battle for Strakosha

Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly preparing to battle it out for the services of Lazio goalkeeper Thomas Strakosha.

The Gunners will need a new man to challenge Bernd Leno for the place between the posts from this summer on, following the retirement of Petr Cech. Spurs, meanwhile, are also looking to strengthen their goalkeeping options, despite having the likes of captain Hugo Lloris and Paolo Gazzaniga already in their ranks, after they failed yet again to win a single trophy despite reaching the Champions League final.

In terms of luring the 27-year-old Albania international to north London, Spurs will have the advantage of offering Champions League football again, while Arsenal have failed to make that step after they finished fifth in the Premier League and suffered defeat in the Europa League final at the hands of Chelsea. However, there would presumably be more game-time on offer at the Emirates, with only one established shot-stopper already on the books.

The two clubs have been told that it would take a bid of at least €50 million for Lazio to consider letting their asset go, according to Il Messaggero.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Veselin Trajkovic


Vesko is a football writer that likes to observe the game for what it is, focusing on teams, players and their roles, formations, tactics, rather than stats. He follows the English Premier League closely, Liverpool FC in particular. His articles have been published on four different football blogs.

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