8 possible goalkeeper targets for Tottenham in the summer 2023 transfer window

It is time for Tottenham Hotspur to move on.

Hugo Lloris has been one of the best goalkeepers in the world for the past decade. He’s won the World Cup and competed at the highest level of several other international tournaments for both club and country, showing the kind of leadership that inspired his teammates to victory.

But time waits for no man. Lloris is now a below-average Premier League starting goalkeeper, and Tottenham need to find a shot-stopper who ranks among the best in the league in order to get back where they need to be in the top four of the table.

Here are eight possible goalkeepers Tottenham could target in the summer 2023 transfer market.

1. André Onana, Inter Milan:

Former Ajax goalkeeper André Onana stepped into the starting role and never looked back. He has been important to Inter Milan reaching the Champions League Final against a loaded Manchester City side, showing great work on the ball and world-class reflexes. Onana ranks in the top 10 in Serie A for save percentage, rarely making a mistake in goal. He would immediately step in and be an upgrade for Tottenham as one of the top keepers in the Premier League.

2. David Raya, Brentford:

One of the current top goalkeepers in the Premier League, David Raya made so many outstanding saves for Brentford, who pushed for a European place until the very end, that the case could be made for him as the best goalkeeper in the English top flight for the 2022/23 season.

Raya, on paper, looks like the favorite to replace Hugo Lloris in goal for the North London outfit, given his status as the league’s leader with a 77.7 save percentage. His highlight real was unreal for the Bees. Since Brentford have already signed former Freiburg standout Mark Flekken, it is reasonable to expect Raya to move this summer. He may not be cheap, but he should be affordable if Spurs have the ambition.

3. Keylor Navas, PSG:

Another one of the greatest goalkeepers of the last decade, Keylor Navas emerged as one of LaLiga’s best for Levante and absolutely lit up the 2014 World Cup. He then went on to three-peat for Real Madrid, showing off cat-like reflexes and a fearless goalkeeping style that earned him many admirers at the world’s most pressurized club.

Though PSG replaced him in goal with the younger Gianluigi Donnarumma, Navas proved in 2022/23 that he still has it, making so many vital saves to keep Nottingham Forest in the top flight. Navas could be a nice veteran option for Spurs, as he is a known commodity who is easily affordable. The Costa Rican has just one year left on his contract with seemingly no future in Paris.

4. Emiliano Martínez, Aston Villa:

If Tottenham want to get REALLY ambitious, then they could go for World Cup hero Emiliano Martínez. The controversial shot-stopper didn’t actually have his best season domestically for Aston Villa, but he was good enough to help the Lions qualify for European football. Martínez would not come cheap at all – if he were to move to a club that isn’t even in Europe next season – but he could be a high-risk, high-reward signing for Spurs.

5. Édouard Mendy, Chelsea:

The future looks murky for Édouard Mendy after Kepa Arrizablaga’s career-best season in 2022/23, bouncing back in a big way for the Blues on an otherwise massively disappointing team. Mendy could be replaced by Tottenham target André Onana, as he seems to be the definition of expendable in the eyes of the Blues.

It wasn’t long ago that Mendy was vital in Chelsea winning the Champions League. The talented young goalkeeper may be difficult to acquire since he plays for a rival, but he is an intriguing option. If he can return to the form he showed a couple of seasons ago, he would be one of the very best keepers in the Premier League.

6. Wojciech Szczęsny, Juventus:

Juventus are in a bit of a pickle financially, and that wasn’t helped by their failure to make it to the Europa League. The Bianconeri may have to choose between Mattia Perin and Wojciech Szczęsny. Both men were among the top keepers in Serie A this past season, but because Perin makes less money and is younger, Juve could lean towards keeping him.

Szczęsny has plenty of Premier League experience and was a quality keeper whom Arsenal gave up on too early. He would go on to be the No. 1 keeper in Serie A for both Roma and Juventus. Szczęsny may be the most consistent goalkeeper on this list, as he has many years of excellent play between the sticks. Better yet, the 33-year-old is still going strong.

7. Gavin Bazunu, Southampton:

Southampton are out of the Premier League after finishing dead last, which means that several of their young standouts could be signed at a discount rate. If Tottenham want to roll the dice a little by signing a young keeper with a veteran like, say, Keylor Navas or Wojciech Szczęsny, then Saints’ keeper Gavin Bazunu could be on their radar.

Bazunu had the worst save percentage in the Premier League last season, but he is only 21 years old with the raw tools to develop into a great keeper. There’s risk in going for him, but paired with a smart veteran signing, he could be worth it for Spurs.

8. Giorgio Mamardashvili, Valencia:

A more sure-fire young goalkeeper to target is Giorgi Mamardashvili. The Georgian international was one of the top LaLiga keepers in the 2021/22 season as a major breakout star for Valencia. This season, he also played well, doing his best to make sure the Bats did not suffer relegation to the Segunda. Mamardashvili is only 22 years old and widely viewed as one of the best young goalkeepers in the world. He could be a shrewd signing for Tottenham, but he will surely be coveted by other Premier League clubs.