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Top ‘keeper could be available for Spurs

Hugo Lloris could be sold if the price is right

By | 2nd July 2012

Lyon president Jean Michel-Aulas has alerted potential suitors that star goalkeeper Hugo Lloris could be available for sale, with Tottenham Hotspur likely to emerge as the most interested party in England.

France captain Lloris has attracted interest from all major English clubs in the past but given that youngsters such as Wojciech Szczesny and David De Gea are set to remain long-term starters at Arsenal and Manchester United, respectively, Lloris is poised to attract strong interest from the Spurs.

While other top Premier League clubs such as Manchester City, Chelsea, and Liverpool already have established goalkeepers such as Joe Hart, Petr Cech, and Pepe Reina, the Spurs relied heavily on 41-year old U.S. international Brad Friedel last season.

Given that club chairman Daniel Levy is focused on building a contender for the future, the 25-year old Lloris could prove to be the ideal big-name signing following Gareth Bale’s four-year contract extension.

However, in order to secure such a big player, Aulas has warned buyers that their bid will have to be considerably high.

“Lloris can go, but only for a decent price in relation to the market,” Aulas was quoted in the aftermath of France’s Euro 2012 campaign.

Lloris also reminded potential suitors that he is a battle-tested warrior when he urged observers to view his nation’s international progress from a bigger picture perspective rather than offering a knee-jerk reaction.

“Everything has been mixed up. In sporting terms, it’s true the Euros have not been perfect – but we must judge things on our journey over the last two years,” the acclaimed stopper concluded.



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