​Tottenham Hotspur are set to open contract talks with goalkeeper Paulo Gazzaniga after the Argentine's impressive performances since Hugo Lloris' injury.

Spurs' first-choice goalkeeper has been on the sidelines after dislocating his elbow against Brighton & Hove Albion, with Gazzaniga making 13 consecutive appearances this season.

With Gazzaniga set to stay in between the sticks for José Mourinho's side at least until the new year, Football Insider reports that Tottenham are preparing to open talks with their back-up goalkeeper over a contract extension.

Paulo Gazzaniga

Gazzaniga's current deal runs until 2022.

The former Argentina international has kept four clean sheets in his 15 appearances this season - the most appearances he's had in a single campaign since he played for Rayo Vallecano in Spain's second division.

It's unknown if Gazzaniga will be promised more regular game time as part of a new and improved contract in north London, although it's likely that Lloris will return from injury as Mourinho's first-choice goalkeeper for at least another season.

The 27-year-old only joined Tottenham in 2017, having spent five years on the books with Southampton which included a year on loan in Spain.

His first spell in England actually came in with Gillingham in 2011, leaving Valencia's youth system to gain first-team experience in the Football League.

With Gazzaniga set to sign a new long-term contract at Tottenham and Lloris' deal running until 2022, it's unlikely that a new goalkeeper will be at the top of Mourinho's wishlist when the transfer window re-opens.

One area that Tottenham will have to improve in at centre-back, with Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen both expected to leave on a free transfer at the end of the season.

Youngster Juan Foyth is also pushing to move away from north London in the January transfer window.

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