Tottenham warned Spurs star may seek transfer exit – ‘That’s a worry for Poch’

Former Tottenham striker Darren Bent has warned  Spurs that they are likely to risk losing Paulo Gazzaniga if they bring Hugo Lloris straight back into the side on his return to full fitness.

The Argentine has established himself as a fan favourite in recent weeks with a series of eye-catching performances.

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He starred despite Spurs’ 2-1 defeat to Liverpool at Anfield, making 12 saves in the process.

And Bent believes Gazzaniga deserves to be the first choice at the club meaning the goalkeeper may consider an exit if he remains on the bench.

“I get Lloris is his first choice, he’s been a great goalkeeper for many years now but at some stage you start to get over the hill,” he told Football Insider.

“If he’s at that point, I’m not sure, but his form, the mistakes he’s been making, would suggest potentially yes.

“I’m sure that’s a worry for Pochettino because yes, he likes Lloris, but you don’t want another team to come and get Gazzaniga because there are several teams in the league at the minute that would love a goalkeeper like him.”

Gazzaniga had been the third-choice goalkeeper at Spurs before an injury to both Lloris and Michel Vorm threw him in at the deep end.

The former Southampton man was more than up to the task though and eventually moved ahead of the Dutchman in the pecking order.

Vorm then moved on from Spurs following the expiry of his contract but has since been re-signed following Lloris’ injury.

Tottenham confirmed today that Lloris has undergone surgery following the nasty injury sustained in the 3-0 defeat at Brighton in early October.

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A statement read: “Following further clinical testing and examination, Hugo Lloris has now undergone surgery on his left elbow.

“The France goalkeeper dislocated his elbow and sustained ligament damage during our Premier League match against Brighton & Hove Albion last month.

“Surgery was advised after further reviews by specialists found the elbow remained unstable.

“Our Club captain remains on course to return to training in the early part of next year.”

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