Speaking to Football Insider, talkSPORT regular Darren Bent has tipped an exit for ‘extraordinary’ Tottenham star Hugo Lloris amid claims Mauricio Pochettino could launch a raid for Paris-Saint Germain – going on to say this is a ‘slight concern’ for the club and, by extension, Daniel Levy.
Lloris, shining for Spurs under Jose Mourinho, becoming part of the second best defence in the league statistically behind Man City, apparently has a ‘loyal’ relationship with Pochettino according to Bent – who ‘interviewed him’.
Lloris tipped for Spurs exit
Opening up over a potential blow for Spurs to Football Insider, the talkSPORT pundit claims Lloris linking up with Tottenham’s ex-boss in his new PSG role could be a ‘concern’ for Levy and co.
Since taking the job, Pochettino has been linked to several Spurs swoops, including one for out-of-favour superstar Dele Alli.
Reports have now cropped up that Lloris is a candidate to swap north London for the French capital, with Bent not holding back over how this move could happen.
“We know how much players loved him at Spurs,” explained the former Lilywhite.
“I did an interview with Hugo Lloris and I tried to touch on the impact that Mourinho’s had coming in on the players’ mindset and he didn’t wanna address it at all because they’ve all got this loyal relationship with Pochettino.
“He took them to a Championship League final and he absolutely loves them too. So I think that might be a slight concern: him going to PSG, one of the richest teams about, him being French as well and getting on in age. He’s probably thinking ‘I wouldn’t mind maybe going there.’
“If Poch gives them a phone call, how can you turn down Champions League football and the chance to go and work with someone that took you to the next level, believed in you.”
Transfer Tavern take
Whether or not this move does happen remains to be seen, but Bent’s verdict indicates it certainly isn’t beyond the realms of possibility.
One to watch, Tottenham fans will be hoping one of the first names on their team sheet isn’t stolen away by their former hero.
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