Tottenham to offer Hugo Lloris & Harry Kane captain roles

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Tottenham will offer Hugo Lloris and Harry Kane the captain and vice-captain roles in an attempt to keep them away from Manchester United this summer, reports The Mirror.

Both players have been linked with a big money move to Old Trafford as Louis van Gaal looks to replace the departed Radamel Falcao up front and the soon-to-depart David de Gea.

Having experienced stellar seasons at White Hart Lane, Lloris and Kane are valued at around £40m each meaning Mauricio Pochettino could generate £80m from selling just two players.

However, having seen the squad suffer from the sale of Gareth Bale in 2013, Pochettino values the presence of both Lloris and Kane over a bulging transfer budget and is keen to have them at the club next season.

They understand the lure of Manchester United, where the wages are higher and Champions League football is on offer, but are hoping that by making them captain and vice-captain respectively, it will convince them to stay.

Kane ready to stay

Kane seems to be happy at Tottenham, insisting that he is already at a big club and is not tempted by the bright lights of Old Trafford.

He recently stated: “I am happy at Spurs. I am looking forward to the future with Spurs.

"Tottenham are a big club and that's how people have got to see it. I'm at a big club now and enjoying my football looking forward to next season at White Hart Lane."

Lloris has a dream

It is a different story with France international Lloris, however, who has stated a number of times that he wants to play Champions League football on a regular basis.

Unfortunately for Tottenham, a place in the top four only seems to be moving further away and Lloris is probably well aware of that.

Lloris told Sky Sports News: "I am still a Spurs player.

"I have a contract until 2019 and I have a lot of respect for the gaffer, the club and my teammates, so I don't want to speak about it.

"For any player you need to play at the highest level to improve yourself to help your national team to improve. I think every player wants to play in the Champions League because it is the highest level. We work for that and I hope to play Champions League football again.

"At the moment, De Gea is still Manchester United keeper so I have no need to talk about that."


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