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Reports: Real Madrid's summer transfer plans take a huge hit

Akshaj Sinha
ANALYST
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5.71K   //    08 Feb 2018, 15:31 IST

Real Madrid CF Press Conference
Perez's plans may need a change of direction.

What's the story?

Real Madrid may be required to make a change in their vision towards the upcoming summer transfer window. Tottenham Hotspur manager, Mauricio Pochettino - who is reportedly targetted for the manager's job in Madrid - has stated totally different intentions. He prefers to take Spurs captain and goalkeeper, Hugo Lloris, along with him to the Bernebau instead of striker Harry Kane, as per the sources of Diario Gol.

In case you didn't know...

Real have been in search of a new goalkeeper for over two years now. Since 2015, the Spanish club has been often linked with new names. One name that has consistently emerged throughout has been Manchester United number one, David De Gea. Los Blancos have been the favourites to land the Spaniard.

Keylor Navas, presently the goalkeeper of Real Madrid, has been with the club since 2014. In the past, he has seen his place shuffled with backup, Kiko Casilla, but in recent seasons, Navas has justified his starting role, pulling off tremendous saves and winning matches for his club.

The heart of the matter

Despite having a tough first season, Navas has steadily improved his game and has acclimatized to the demands of the Spanish club, but in spite of his growth, Real President Florentino Perez has set his heart on acquiring a new goalkeeper, whether its De Gea or the newly linked, Lloris.

Tottenham Hotspur v Swansea City - Premier League
Lloris has been the number one for both club and country for a very long time.

Rumour probability/rating: 8/10

It looks more than certain that there will be a new man in net at the reigning Champions League winners. The acquisition of a new goalkeeper seems to be one of the priorities as part of the plans for the massive summer revamp of Los Blancos.

With Pochettino the sole and clear candidate in the running for the job, President Perez may have to re-think his summer options now. If the Argentinian lands the job in the Spanish Capital, the President may have to comply with his demands.

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Author's take

The former Espanyol manager's rivalry with Barcelona is something that is strongly appreciated by the Real Madrid fans. He is seen as the favourite to succeed Zinedine Zidane. His desire to take Hugo Lloris with him to Spain instead of Harry Kane, however, is something that will have to be taken into consideration by the Real Madrid board.

There is no denying that there will be a new goalkeeper in Madrid in the summer. Lloris has been with Tottenham since 2012. The failure to win any silverware during his stint in North London is something that may convince the Frenchman to make the move abroad and explore new challenges along with his current manager.

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