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Hugo Lloris downplays Tottenham exit rumours

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Could the Spurs man be on the way out this summer? (©GettyImages)
Could the Spurs man be on the way out this summer? (©GettyImages).

In a recent poll conducted by French sporting website Le10 Sport, 90% of voters said that they hoped 27-year-old Hugo Lloris would leave White Hart Lane this summer. 

This follows an interview with the French press (translated by Sky Sports), wherein Arsenal striker, and Lloris' international teammate, Oliver Giroud revealed that he'd: "Asked him (Lloris) to join Arsenal." Giroud added that centre-back Laurent Koscielny had also been in on the discussion. 

When asked about the situation however, Lloris responded: "I think maybe some words were twisted, but it is embarrassing. I don't think that, I'm very focused on Spurs' ambition and I am very pleased to play for Spurs."

A commendable sentiment for certain, but there's surely more to it than meets the eye.

Lloris told Tottenham's official website that: "When I joined Spurs it was because it is a very important club in England that has the ambition of playing Champions League football every year" - something that Spurs have yet to do in Lloris' tenure. 

That would mean that there may yet be some chance of him leaving this summer, with Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain both having been linked with him.

Barca seems unlikely, given that they've been heavily liked with Marc-Andre ter Stegen but PSG remains a possibility. The French champions' current 'keeper Salvatore Sirigu is certainly serviceable, but Lloris is better - and PSG can certainly afford his €16 million valuation. 

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