Tottenham target Hugo Lloris should stay at Lyon, says Bernard Laporte
Lyon keeper Hugo Lloris is likely to remain with the Ligue 1 club rather than move to Tottenham, according to Bernard Laporte
Hugo Lloris should ignore interest from Tottenham Hotspur and stay at Lyon, according to Bernard Laporte.
Andre Villas-Boas is reportedly keen to recruit a new goalkeeper with Spurs currently dependent on Brad Friedel, 41, and former Chelsea shot-stopper Carlo Cudicini.
Lloris, who captained Les Bleus at Euro 2012, has been heavily linked with a move to White Hart Lane this summer, but Laporte, who works as a special advisor to club president Jean-Michel Aulas, insisted the goalkeeper wants to remain with the Ligue 1 outfit.
“Regarding Hugo Lloris, he should stay at OL and not join Tottenham,” Laporte told French radio station RMC.
“Until the transfer window closes, you never know. If Modric goes to Madrid, things may move forward.
“But as he has started the Championship, Hugo is less hot to leave. He wants to continue at Lyon, unless there is a very important proposal for him and for us. Their proposal was well below our valuation for our goalkeeper.”
Lloris has made 171 appearances in four seasons at Lyon after moving to Stade de Gerland from Nice in 2008.
He has developed a reputation as one of the best goalkeepers in the world and was handed the captain’s armband for France’s 2-1 victory over England at Wembley in November 2010.
The former Nice shot-stopper was the only man to play every minute of France’s Euro 2012 qualifying campaign, keeping six clean sheets in 10 games.