Luke McGee
McGee wanted on a permanent deal by Peterborough - but the League One side can only do it on a free transfer. Reuters

Peterborough United are hopeful of signing Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Luke McGee, with Posh chairman Barry Fry convinced the Premier League side are ready to sign another shot-stopper.

McGee, 21 has spent the season on loan at the League One club, where he was named their players' player of the year in his first full season of senior football. Fry is eager to make the loan deal a permanent one, and has already sought out his Tottenham counterpart Daniel Levy to make it happen.

"I went to the West Ham vs Spurs match last Friday with the intention of speaking to Daniel Levy," Fry told the Peterborough Telegraph.

"We had a conversation, and while negotiating with Levy is never easy, I made our case and I hope we will speak again soon.

"I want to sign Luke on a free transfer, but I would give Spurs a huge sell-on fee. It makes sense for us and I think it makes sense for Spurs as well as, good as Luke is, he is not near their first-team and I understand they will be signing another goalkeeper soon anyway."

Fry's comments could be in relation to Pau Lopez. The 22-year-old signed for Tottenham on a season-long loan deal last August from Espanyol and has served as the club's third-choice goalkeeper behind Hugo Lloris and Michel Vorm. He is still to make his senior debut for the club.

Tottenham agreed to pay Espanyol €600,000 (£510,000, $642,000) for his services on loan during the 2016-17 season, with an option to make the move permanent for €7m at the end of the campaign.

Despite his lack of game time, Lopez is highly thought of by Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino and goalkeeping coach Toni Jimenez.

According to Sport, a number of Spanish clubs had approached Spurs over the possibility of bringing the goalkeeper back to Spain during the January transfer window, only to be met with a firm rejection from Pochettino.

Lopez came close to a debut against Watford in April with Lloris and Vorm struck down by illness and injury respectively. While the France international would go onto recover in time and play, Pochettino's faith in the youngster was evident, perhaps boding well for his chances of a permanent move.

"Pau is ready to play if Hugo is not ready. Why would it be a gamble to play him?" Pochettino said at the time.

"He has trained with us and played in our Under-23 team. He has played twice recently for the Spain Under-21 team. He is very young but we believe in him and trust him. If Lloris and Vorm are not ready, he can cope with the pressure and play."