TOTTENHAM are reportedly considering a summer move for French goalkeeper Mike Maignan – with the Lille star tipped to be the next Hugo Lloris.
Maignan, 24, has been called into the France senior squad several times.
The former Under-21 international has yet to make his senior debut, with Spurs No.1 Lloris Les Bleus’ first choice.
But sources in France claim Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho is a big admirer of the former Paris Saint-Germain youngster.
And the Special One has been tipped to make an offer for £16million-rated Maignan, who he sees as an eventual successor to 33-year-old Lloris.
Maignan helped Lille to fourth in Ligue 1, conceding just 27 goals in 28 games, before the Covid-19 pandemic brought the French season to an early end.
Born in French Guiana, he moved to France at an early age and came through PSG’ s youth ranks.
Lille paid £1m for him in 2015, since when his value has skyrocketed.
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Chelsea have previously been credited with an interest in Maignan.
The keeper has played 36 times for France’s junior sides from Under-16 upwards.
Lille boss Luis Campos is already prepared for Maignan’s departure, with two further talented keepers in his squad in Brazilian Leo Jardim and young prospect Luca Chevalier.