Tottenham Hotspur look to seal deal for French international keeper

By on July 27, 2012 - 41 views

A £9.5m deal to bring Lyon goalkeeper Hugo Lloris to Tottenham could be concluded by next week, according to The Sun.

New Spurs manager Andre Villas-Boas wants to replace ageing stopper Brad Friedel and is eager to wrap up a deal with the Ligue 1 club for the French international.

The 25-year-old captained his country during their recent disappointing Euro 2012 campaign and has been long coveted by numerous Premier League sides including Manchester United and Liverpool.

He has gained a reputation as one of Europe’s best goalkeepers since joining Lyon from Nice in 2008 and is regarded as the most gifted goalkeeper France have produced since Fabien Barthez.

The French side will be reluctant to let Lloris leave after a hugely impressive season for the club but they could find it difficult to turn down Spurs offer after failing to secure Champions League football for the upcoming season.

Spurs have already recruited Gylfi Sigurdsson and Jan Vertonghan ahead of the new campaign and appear keen to add Lloris to their ranks before the start of the season.

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5 Comments

  1. Ray

    July 28, 2012 at 12:17 am

    Anything written in the sun must be treated as bullshit of the highest order, made up by a bunch of story tellers.

  2. sybrian

    July 28, 2012 at 12:59 am

    if he’s “regarded as the most gifted goalkeeper France have produced since Fabien Barthez.” it doesn’t say a lot does it??

  3. Robbie

    July 28, 2012 at 1:26 am

    if levy pulls a deal off for Lloris at 9.5M he is officially the best negotiater ever! but we need strikers the further we get in to this transfer window the more i think AVB is going to do a Spain and play a 6 man midfield.

  4. Totte

    July 28, 2012 at 7:32 am

    We need a goalie to. Frediel is old and isnt in his best shape that he had some years ago. but he still went to a place 4 in the goalie Statics. While arsenals went only on a 19 place ;)

  5. JD

    July 28, 2012 at 1:39 pm

    MOST PAPER RAGS ARE THE GUTTER OF ALL LIES AND ARE COUCH POTATO REPORTING , BUT WHY DO WE (SPURS) KEEP CHASING MIDFIELDER`S ANOTHER CENTRAL DEFENDER NEEDED AND AT LEAST TWO STRIKER`S NEEDED GET BENT BACK WITH BERBATOV , ANYHOW BIG TOM`S BACK ALTHOUGH HE MUST BRING MORE CONSISTENCY TO HIS GAME AS DO A LOT MORE PLAYER`S I COULD MENTION IE LENNON , BALE , VDV , ETC ETC ETC !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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