According to a recent report from The Sun, Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris has been linked with a £60 million move to Real Madrid. The 31-year-old has proven his worth to the North Londoners ever since making the move to the club back in 2012, while the Frenchman also produced the goods for his country this summer in helping them win a second World Cup crown.
And European champions Real Madrid are reportedly keen on landing the 104-cap international this summer, and for a hefty £60 million, it’s a deal Mauricio Pochettino’s Tottenham must seek to strike were a bid to come in for the Frenchman.
Ultimately, the 31-year-old has been a stalwart between the sticks for Tottenham in the last six years in keeping 90 clean sheets and shipping just 272 goals in his 254 games for the club, 15 clean sheets and 35 goals of which coming in the Premier League last season.
In fact, Lloris has arguably been one of the most impressive and reliable goalkeepers in the English top-flight during his time at Spurs, although there were some concerns regarding his form last season given he did make the odd uncharacteristic error for Pochettino’s side.
And while he enjoyed a fine World Cup in helping France win the competition for just the second time in their history, his error in allowing Mario Mandzukic to score for Croatia in the final was another indication that perhaps the 31-year-old isn’t quite at the same level he was a few years ago.
Yes, up until that point he had made some key saves to help Didier Deschamps’ side reach the showpiece, but he overall had an unconvincing season at Tottenham to generate speculation over his capabilities to be relied upon in a team seeking to compete for major honours.
Arguably, the chief reason Lloris retained the gloves throughout last season was as a result of the lack of competition at the North London outfit, with neither Michel Vorm nor Paulo Gazzaniga at the level required to effectively deputise for the France captain.
Nonetheless, were a £60 million bid come in from Real Madrid, Spurs should absolutely cash in on Lloris, as that is a staggering amount of money for a goalkeeper, not least one who will be 32 on Boxing Day.
Until Alisson’s move to Liverpool for £66.9 million last week, it was almost unthinkable that a goalkeeper would be worth that amount of money – £60 million for Lloris would make him the second most expensive goalkeeper of all time.
What’s more, £60 million would be adequate money to allow Pochettino to go out and find a seriously accomplished replacement for the Frenchman, and perhaps have money left over to improve other areas of the Spurs squad ahead of a possible title push.
Thus, for £60 million, Tottenham should absolutely cash in on the World Cup winner this summer.
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