Olivier Giroud has claimed that international teammate Hugo Lloris would be open to a controversial move to Tottenham’s north London rivals Arsenal.
Lloris is a remarkable goalkeeper, one that football fans would want to see playing Champions League football in the near future.
Reports have suggested that the unsettled keeper could seek a move if Tottenham Hotspur fail to qualify for Champions League football by the end of the current season.
In an interview with French TV, Olivier Giroud stated that his fellow Frenchman would be welcomed at the Emirates.
“We go out together and talk about everything,” Giroud told French TV in an interview that was quoted by ESPN.
“We talk about life and sometimes the French team a bit and our wish to have a great experience together at the World Cup.
“Have I asked him (Lloris) to join Arsenal? Yes, I have with Lolo (Laurent Koscielny). He would have liked to, he would quite like to. You will have to ask him the question.”
Despite all this talk, a transfer from Tottenham to Arsenal probably wouldn’t sit well for fans of both north London sides.
The last player to make the switch from Tottenham to Arsenal was Sol Campbell in 2001 and though he was well-received by the Arsenal fans, there was always hostility towards him on the other side of north London.
The likes of Emmanuel Adebayor, who transferred first to Manchester City and then to Tottenham Hotspur from Arsenal, still receive angry welcomes at the Emirates.
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