Darren Bent suggested that Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris was on his way out based on the number of mistakes he has made.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Laura O’Leary, the former Spurs striker shared his opinion on Lloris while praising the club for plotting a ‘shrewd’ move by wanting to give Paulo Gazzaniga a new contract.
Football Insider recently revealed that Spurs were ready to open contract talks with Gazzaniga over a new and improved deal.
Bent explained that he thought the 27-year-old was good enough to be the club’s first-choice based on how he has fared this season.
When asked if it was a genius move to want to hand Gazzaniga a new contract, Bent told Football Insider: “Yeah, I remember his first-game against Liverpool he was brilliant.
“He has made a few mistakes in previous games but he’s shown stature and stepped in.
“What’s gone in his favour is we’ve seen so many other teams this season where their main keeper has got injured and their back-up has been awful.
“And it hasn’t helped the team at all, look at West Ham and Fabianski, that’s been a disaster.
“We’ve seen at Man City when Ederson has been out, Bravo hasn’t been great and made mistakes.
“Even Adrian at Liverpool, he’s settled down now but he was making mistakes, so I just think he (Gazzaniga) is a very good goalkeeper who could be the first-choice goalkeeper in a lot of teams.
“So Spurs are being quite shrewd there by thinking let’s tie him down, keep him here because you can’t say Hugo Lloris isn’t on the way out as we’ve seen him make mistakes since the World Cup.
“I think Gazzaniga is the next in line and it’s a really good move for Spurs to tie him down.”
Gazzaniga has played 15 times across all competitions, keeping four clean sheets in the process, with Lloris stuck on the sidelines with an injury.
Lloris is Spurs’ captain with the 32-year-old having been at the club since 2012 after joining from Lyon.
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