Rumour: Madrid clubs set to battle for signature of Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris
Tottenham Hotspur could struggle to cling onto goalkeeper Hugo Lloris this summer with Real Madrid and city rivals Atletico both interested in his signature, report Metro. The 27-year-old Frenchman, who was recently included in Didier Deschamps’ World Cup squad, emerged from Spurs’ disappointing campaign with his reputation intact, despite conceding 50 goals in 37 appearances.
The 27-year-old Frenchman, who was recently included in Didier Deschamps’ World Cup squad, emerged from Spurs’ disappointing campaign with his reputation intact, despite conceding 50 goals in 37 appearances.
The club’s defensive unit leaves a lot to be desired and Lloris was often left visibly frustrated by the poor performances of those in front of him that should have provided him with support.
When the former Lyon shot stopper joined the north London outfit in 2012 he stated his desire to play in the Champions League, but he now looks unable to fulfil his ambition with the Lilywhites as they finished 10 points outside of the top four last season.
Tottenham have offered Lloris a new contract to try and attempt to entice him to stay, but with interest surrounding his signature on the rise it may not be enough to convince him of the club’s ambition.
His head may well have been turned with reported interested from both of the Champions League finalists, as both Spanish clubs are on the look out for goalkeeper reinforcements.
Carlo Ancelotti, who guided his team to La Decima, is keen to sign a long term first choice with stalwart Iker Casillas entering the twilight years of his career.
Meanwhile, Diego Simeone’s La Liga champions are resigned to losing the highly rated youngster Thibaut Courtois, who is expected to return to parent club Chelsea this summer.
The prospect of playing for such a prestigious pair will be an exciting prospect for Lloris, who will command a fee in the region of £20 million and could now push for a move away from White Hart Lane.