Noel Whelan insists Tottenham should target Dean Henderson to replace Hugo Lloris despite links to Jordan Pickford.
There’s a possible vacancy for a long-term goalkeeper at Tottenham, who might end up losing captain Hugo Lloris when the campaign ends. The long-serving Frenchman has made the position his own after several accomplished, seasoned displays for the club since signing from Lyon in 2012.
At 34, Lloris might look forward to prolonging his career with a long-term contract elsewhere, as at Tottenham, he might only get a one-year extension. The Frenchman recently suggested he might be open to a Ligue 1 return, although there could be offers from within the Premier League if he wishes to stay.
With the goalkeeping situation becoming one of the talking points in the media, Jordan Pickford is being heavily linked with Spurs, who are considering the England No.1 as Lloris’ successor. The Everton star could be a good addition, who could hold the position for years to come.
However, another name that is now being thrown around is that of Manchester United’s unwanted star Dean Henderson. Despite the keeper being linked with a January move to Newcastle United, Noel Whelan is of the opinion that Tottenham could be well-served by signing him to replace Lloris.
Speaking to Football Insider, Whelan pointed at the Manchester United academy product’s ready availability, which could help Tottenham acquire a talented keeper swiftly.
Whelan said, “When it comes to Jordan Pickford, we’ve seen the good and the bad over the past three seasons with Everton. International-wise, he’s been pretty much spot on. He’s not made any mistakes when it comes to playing for England. Domestic football, we’ve seen some massive blunders.
“It’s a bit of a strange one for me. I know he’s an international, England’s number one, but you’ve also got Henderson at Manchester United who wants out. He could be a good replacement for Tottenham as well. If they’re looking to get an English goalkeeper, you’ve got Sam Johnstone at West Brom. There are a number of good English goalkeepers out there which Tottenham could turn to.”