Hugo Lloris has dropped what some Tottenham Hotspur supporters will consider to be a relative bombshell, admitting that he could yet move to Manchester United.
The future of the France international has been somewhat uncertain since the rumours over David de Gea’s possible move to Real Madrid first sprouted legs, with it looking increasingly likely that Louis van Gaal will turn to White Hart Lane if he needs to get his hands on a new goalkeeper.
Despite having Victor Valdes in reserve it’s thought that Lloris could well be the man Van Gaal looks to acquire if the worst happens regarding De Gea. With his latest quotes, relayed by the Daily Mail, the Spurs number one has offered little reassurance to his home fans.
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"For the moment there is a goalkeeper at United and we are watchful of his situation. You have to keep a certain calm with all this," Lloris said.
"If things should happen then they'll happen naturally."
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THe right man?
Of course there can be little argument as to whether or not Lloris is qualified to make a transfer to Old Trafford this summer given how brilliant he’s been for Spurs since his switch from Lyon.
The 28-year-old has been a standout performer for the Lilywhites on a regular basis, and he certainly deserves the opportunity to play in the Champions League based on his showings over the course of the past two campaigns.
Though Tottenham would be loath to part with him, especially if it were to see him move to another Premier League side, they wouldn’t have much of a choice if he actively pushed for a departure should United reinforce their interest with a formal bid.
Van Gaal has plenty of money to play with and his financial backing would only be considerably strengthened were De Gea to leave for Real.
De GEa future
That said the latter point is where the deal will be made or broken. Speculation may heavily insist that De Gea is going to be playing in La Liga as of next season but there has been no deal struck yet for his transfer.
If United can get their way they’ll keep their two time Player of the Year and so the need for Lloris will be negated, although this avenue plays heavily on the theory that De Gea won’t be willing to push for a move.
United fans, do you think you’ll have Lloris in goal next season or is De Gea going to repay your trust with unerring loyalty? Let us know your thoughts in the comments box below.