Despite growing rumours that Hugo Lloris is looking to ditch White Hart Lane to suit up with Manchester United next season, Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino remains adamant that his goal-stopper is going nowhere.
Indeed, reports of the Frenchman’s exit this summer are gaining steam with most reports citing Lloris’ desire to play Champions League football as the defining reason for the player’s unhappiness at White Hart Lane. Since joining Tottenham in 2012, Lloris has not made it to the Champions League. He reportedly has a thirst to test himself as a keeper on the Champions League’s grandest stage.
In response to the reports, Pochettino is doing his best to stop the fire.
“Hugo wants to play the Champions League here for Tottenham and these are rumours. Nothing is true. Nothing has changed the situation. He is happy here and wants to reach the Champions League with Tottenham — that is his dream.”
The 28-year-old just recently signed a five year extension with Tottenham, but is expected to consider his future with the club this summer. Manchester United have already expressed interest in Lloris as they have their own goalkeeper drama taking place at Old Trafford. United goalkeeper David de Gea is also looking to don a different outfit with Real Madrid being the most likely destination for his signiture.
The likely loss of de Gea has United manager Louis Van Gaal searching for possible replacements. Lloris is a quality stopper who is looking to play Champions League football, while United are a perrenial Champions League team who are looking for a keeper.
Seems like a match to me.