Transfer News: Ben Jacobs has claimed that Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur scouted Dominik Livakovic at the World Cup
CBS journalist Ben Jacobs while speaking on The Spurs Chat Podcast has claimed that both Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea scouted Dinamo Zagreb and Croatia goalkeeper Dominik Livakovic at the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
Livakovic was the hero for his side in the tournament when his heroics helped them win the round of 16 against Japan 3-1 on penalties. The 27-year-old saved three of the four penalties, helping his side move on to the next round after the game ended 1-1.
Things did not change much in the quarter-finals against Brazil too. The Croatian saved one penalty and the Marquinhos missed another as the European nation beat them 4-2 on penalties after the game ended goalless.
Now, Jacobs while speaking on the Spurs Chat Podcast claimed that both the London clubs scouted the 27-year-old who helped his side finish third in the tournament.
“The final name that I would mention that Tottenham scouted during the World Cup along with a few other clubs, one of them was Chelsea, one of them was Ajax , is the Croatia goalkeeper, Dominik Livakovic.”
It is not surprising to see Spurs scouting the market for a new keeper. While Hugo Lloris has been phenomenal for us throughout the years, it is time we look for someone who can take over the reins from him.
Lloris is now 35 years old and cannot be expected to be around forever. A new keeper is needed and Livakovic has proven himself to be reliable for his side at arguably the biggest stage in world football.
He has also been a regular for his club, featuring in all but one game for them this season so far. The 27-year-old sees his current contract expire in 2024 (transfermarkt) and should he not sign a new deal, the Croatian side will know that next month will be the best time to get the most from his sale.
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It remains to be seen if the north London side makes any approach for the keeper next month. They will likely face tough competition from Chelsea and should be prepared for the same.