By Danny Mills

23rd Aug, 2020 | 4:39pm

Exclusive: 'Outstanding' player tipped to rival Spurs mainstay after big development

Danny Mills has tipped “outstanding” Tottenham signing Joe Hart to rival Hugo Lloris for the number on jersey in North London next season.

The former Leeds and Manchester City right-back, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, compared Hart, 33, to Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea and suggested that with self-belief he could get back to his best.

Spurs confirmed the capture of Hart on a two-year deal following his release from Burnley at the end of June.

The former England number one played second fiddle to Nick Pope during his time at Turf Moor and will almost certainly be given the role of deputy at Spurs as well.

However, Mills suggested that opportunities would be a plenty with Hugo Lloris as the club’s current number one keeper.

“Joe Hart is still an outstanding goalkeeper,” he told Football Insisder.

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“It is like David De Gea. He is not suddenly a bad goalkeeper overnight. He is having blips, a dip in form. That can come back with a bit of self belief.

“I think it is a good move for Joe and a good move for Tottenham because he will put pressure on Lloris and if Lloris is not doing it they have an able deputy who can come in.

“Lloris is a World Cup winning goalkeeper but he is prone to mistakes. A great goalkeeper but you always look at him and think, ‘Oo, is there just something…'”  

When speaking to the club’s media, Hart said: “No getting away from it, it’s been a difficult couple of years for me personally on the football field, but I feel I’ve got so much to give.

“I feel like I’ve got a lot of quality, a lot in the bank, but not much game time recently.”

In other Tottenham news, Michael Brown is amazed by ‘Unbelievable’ transfer development.