By Harvey Byrne
Mauricio Pochettino has suggested that goalkeeper Pau Lopez is for the future after new contracts for Hugo Lloris and Michel Vorm.
The 22-year-old shot stopper made the move to White Hart Lane on a season-long loan deal from La Liga side Espanyol on the previous summer’s deadline day.
With 48 appearances under his belt for the Spanish top flight side he would have been hoping to see some match time in the Tottenham first team.
However, the former Spain Under-21 international has not featured for even a minute in Spurs’ first team with Lloris and Vorm favoured.
Additionally, the two goalkeepers have been awarded with new contracts, suggesting that Lopez may not have a future at the north London side.
But, manager Pochettino has alluded to the point that Lopez may be for the future with all three shot stoppers at different stages in their career.
“It’s nothing to do with Pau. The three keepers are in different situations, different positions, different levels,” said Pochettino, as quoted by the Hertfordshire Mercucry.
“Pau is more for the present and future and the new deals have nothing to do with him.”
Lloris will turn 30 on Boxing Day, but for a goalkeeper that is still considered young and the France international could still have a few more years left in him at the top level.
He is considered one of the best keepers in England and with Spurs conceding just 12 goals from their 17 fixtures this season, Lopez may have to wait a long while for first team football.
In other Tottenham news, this Spurs player’s agent has revealed he could leave in the summer.