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Report: Arsenal and Tottenham keen on 24-year-old, £22m would tempt selling club

Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly both interested in Lazio goalkeeper Thomas Strakosha (Gazzetta dello Sport).

It is supposedly the Albania international’s ‘great aspiration’ to play in the Premier League, and it would seem both north London teams are willing to help him realise his dream.

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Strakosha’s reputation has really strengthened in recent years.

The star has chalked up 121 appearances for the club since making his first-team debut in 2012 and has kept 37 clean sheets.

Gazzetta claim Lazio would be open to selling Strakosha this summer, and that a bid of €25 million (£22 million) could do the trick.

TBR’s view

With Hugo Lloris ageing, £22 million for Strakosha is definitely something worth considering for Tottenham.

The World Cup-winner has been a great servant for Spurs but he is surely not the answer long-term.

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With Manchester United reportedly hovering in case David de Gea leaves (The Sun), perhaps a deal for Strakosha – first linked with Spurs earlier this year (The Sun) – would be something of interest to Daniel Levy and Mauricio Pochettino.

Arsenal have bid goodbye to Petr Cech and need to replace him, but Strakosha may not be content fighting it out with Bernd Leno, who only joined the club last summer.

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