Tottenham transfers: Tim Sherwood puts £100m price tag on Hugo Lloris
Tottenham transfers: Tim Sherwood insists Spurs won't sell Hugo Lloris for anything less than £100m this summer
Tim Sherwood has claimed that Tottenham Hotspur won’t sell Hugo Lloris for less than £100m.
The France international has been linked with a move away from White Hart Lane this summer, with Spurs expected to miss out on a Champions League spot.
He has never said to me or anyone else at the club that he wants to leave
And Sherwood, who replaced Andre Villas-Boas in December, rates former Lyon shot stopper Lloris as one of the best goalkeepers in the world.
“He is one of the best keepers around,” said Sherwood. “Of course, people are going to want him. But I’m also sure the club won’t be tempted to get rid of him.
“He is one of the top goalies and unless someone is going to spend £100million on him – and keepers do not get bought for that money – I don’t think he will leave.
“It was only that kind of figure that tempted the club to sell Gareth Bale – and he desperately wanted to leave and progress his career at Real Madrid. He hasn’t got to play a blinder for France at the World Cup because people already know what he can do. They know he is a fantastic goalie.
“Even if he was terrible for France, I don’t think it would make a difference as to how people view him. Everyone can recognise it.
“He has never said to me or anyone else at the club that he wants to leave. And he does not perform like he wants to leave. He gives everything all the time and that is why he is a favourite of the players and fans.”