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Spurs consider permanent deal for Barcelona youth keeper Paul Lopez

Jon Vertonghen is back in training

09 February, 2017 — By Dan Carrier

REPORTS from Spain suggest on-loan keeper Paul Lopez will sign a permanent deal with Spurs this summer, casting doubt over the future of the current number two, Michel Vorm. Lopez was brought in to train with the club while Mauricio Pochettino ran the rule over the 23-year-old.

According to Spanish newspaper Sport, the Barcelona youth player has done enough to convince the Spurs boss to offer him a contract. Lopez, who towers above many at 6ft 3in, will put pen-to-paper at the end of the season in a deal believed to be worth around £6million.

Meanwhile Ben Davies will deputise for Danny Rose in Tottenham’s must-win clash at Liverpool on Saturday. Rose limped off in the goalless draw away at Sunderland last month after sustaining a knee injury and, despite having had a full set of scans, physios at the north London club are still unsure just how long he will be out of action.

There are some suggestions that Rose could be sidelined for at least a month. On a brighter note, Jan Vertonghen is on the mend and back in training as he looks to build up his match following a knee injury.

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