'Lloris has let Tottenham down too many times' - Jenas calls for keeper swoop in January

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The former Spurs midfielder believes Mauricio Pochettino needs to move on from the World Cup winner and dip into the winter transfer market

Hugo Lloris has let Tottenham down “too many times” to remain their No. 1, says Jermaine Jenas, with Mauricio Pochettino urged to sign a new goalkeeper during the January transfer window.

The France international, who captained his country to World Cup glory over the summer, has been with Spurs since 2012.

He has taken in over 250 appearances for the club and helped to establish them as Champions League regulars and Premier League title hopefuls.

Errors have, however, crept into Lloris’ game over recent years and the 31-year-old is no longer considered to be the reliable last line of defence that Tottenham need, particularly after a rash sending off in last week's Champions League draw with PSV Eindhoven.

As a result, former Spurs midfielder Jenas has told the Daily Mail: “Tottenham suffered two high-profile errors in Eindhoven.

“The first, from Toby Alderweireld, doesn't worry me. I can't remember another mistake like that from him in his three years at Spurs.

“It may be that as he gets older and picks up more injuries, his stats drop off a bit. But a smart player, as he is, will take account of that and adjust his game.

“The second error from Hugo Lloris is more of a worry. He's meant to be one of Mauricio Pochettino's main men, his captain. But he's let him down too many times.

“This started before the World Cup and in crucial games. Both fixtures against Manchester City and Chelsea last season saw Lloris errors which had an impact on the result.

“It happened in France's World Cup qualifiers against Sweden. He's No. 1 for France, a World Cup winner and Tottenham captain, so there is an assumption he is one of the best goalkeepers in the world. I don't think his form in the past year backs that up. 

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“Spurs' problem is that the drop off when Michel Vorm plays is too great. Paulo Gazzaniga, who played in the wins at Brighton and Huddersfield, should be No. 2.

“But there is no one to displace Lloris and Spurs need to look at that now.”

Lloris has conceded that he does not expect Tottenham to be the last club he plays for, so it could be that he is moved out to make room for a suitable successor.