Arsenal Transfer News: Gunners Move For £12m Frenchman

By on July 2, 2012

Football Talk will be keeping you up-to-date with all the latest transfer news throughout the summer. Today, Arsenal are linked with a move for Hugo Lloris.

Hugo Lloris

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Arsenal are set to make a £12m bid to sign Lyon goalkeeper Hugo Lloris, according to talkSPORT.

The report claims that despite Wojciech Szczesny cementing his position as number one at the Emirates, Arsene Wenger is keen to add long-term target Lloris to his squad to provide some much-needed competition to the Polish youngster.

Lloris has played over 140 games for Lyon since joining the club in 2008 and is captain of the national team, starting in all four of France’s matches at Euro 2012 this summer.

However, Lyon chairman Jean-Michel Aulas has recently admitted his goalkeeper will be allowed to leave if they receive a suitable offer. Quoted by talkSPORT, Aulas said:

“Lloris can go, but only for a decent price in relation to the market,”

The Gunners will face stiff competition for the 25-year-old’s services, with both AC Milan and Liverpool also thought to be monitoring his situation.

FT Verdict

Arsenal have been linked with Lloris in the past but i don’t think a move now makes a lot of sense to be honest. At 25, he still has the best years ahead of him and being No.1 for both club and country, he’s not likely to move to Arsenal and sit on the bench.

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Szczesny is a superb young keeper and to replace him now would hugely dent his confidence, and it would be very un-Wenger-like to stifle the development of a youngster he has shown such belief in, so i really don’t see anything in this rumour. With Almunia gone and Fabianski likely to follow him, Arsenal will need a reliable number two this summer, but that man isn’t going to be Lloris.

What do you think of the Lloris link? Get involved in the comments section.

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29 Comments

  1. jk

    July 2, 2012 at 7:52 pm

    Cant see this happening! Wenger will bring in a freebie like gordan or a cheap alternative, sczesney will be number 1 next season. we cud do with debuchy or m’vila tho!

    • Ash

      July 4, 2012 at 9:57 am

      Lols, totally agree. Never going to happen. Anyways, 12 million will never get this deal through; Lloris is worth closer to 20, given his potential.
      The only thing going for this is the fact that Wenger and Lloris are both French; with Wenger having signed Giroud (another frenchman), the gunners boss looks to be stashing a horde of frenchmen to bring about another era of ‘the invincibles’. This will not work, i guarantee (hope RVP leaves – he deserves a club that actually wins trophies… and of course, Arsenal are Arses + Shits ==> Arshits! However; Sczesney is great and a good no. 2 is indeed needed with departures of Alumina and Fabianski.

  2. Raymond.

    July 2, 2012 at 8:00 pm

    The arsenals should sign a central defender.

  3. Gbenro williams

    July 2, 2012 at 9:39 pm

    I will like Arsenal sign the lyon keeper,the french midfielder and one central defender.

    • Donald Ikweke

      July 3, 2012 at 4:22 pm

      Gbenro, You have said the final word.
      Thank you so very much. For there no other phrase , clause or sentence to add.

  4. Reginald

    July 2, 2012 at 10:04 pm

    We need DM pls wenger d somtin

  5. Ardeydeyjee

    July 2, 2012 at 10:50 pm

    Arsene wenger should add to defends,midfied&attacking with a good and quality player

  6. Achodwhite

    July 3, 2012 at 12:45 am

    Arsen wenger should bring in y.m.vila pls i have watch d guy many times de guy is gud

  7. abdi

    July 3, 2012 at 1:17 am

    I would lake to buy Ifulhamstrakeramerican man please buy dempcey

  8. Wojciech Snoozy Come On In..

    July 3, 2012 at 2:32 am

    Can only hope this happens. Szczęsny had 3rd worst save stats in prem’ last year (63%). His performance in Euro’s proved he’s a liability. Development has stagnated and just ordinary at best.

  9. Chatsira Young

    July 3, 2012 at 4:02 am

    Wat i want its Yann M’Villa and 1 keeper only

  10. DwangVoo

    July 3, 2012 at 4:10 am

    To be fair, 12-15M for a world class GK like Lloris is a huge bargain! Szczesny is still at early stages, he might even be a late bloomer nobody knows, but he hasn’t show world class abilities nor being an average reliable GK yet.

  11. usman lawal mashi

    July 3, 2012 at 4:51 am

    told mr wenger to hurry and sign m,villa cuz jack is no more

  12. Abdullhamid

    July 3, 2012 at 5:00 am

    Helw wenger hu wll replce sagna nd gibs ,wekup u r in slip

  13. Abdullhamid

    July 3, 2012 at 5:01 am

    Also go 4 playmakr like vander vart

  14. gabriel

    July 3, 2012 at 6:48 am

    Lloris could become Arsenal number one.He is more experience than SzchZny.But I Would opt for Jack Butland,a great goalkeeper.

  15. craig newcomen

    July 3, 2012 at 7:45 am

    if we dont get the players we are asking for think about it ? there will be a very goog reason some players cant gel and arsenal is a close family……

  16. Jbu gano

    July 3, 2012 at 7:50 am

    Do u mean defencive midfield-

  17. Runi

    July 3, 2012 at 8:19 am

    I think Szczesny would only benefit learning from Lloris, and competing with him.

  18. REJOYCE KUMAH

    July 3, 2012 at 9:14 am

    Get him n get rid of Fabianski n Vitomme. We win something n can’t relied on only Szczesny; what about if he injured. Pls cheap things are not good.

  19. REJOYCE KUMAH

    July 3, 2012 at 9:17 am

    Get him n get rid of Fabianski n Vitomme. We must win something n can’t relied on only Szczesny; what about if he is injured. Pls cheap things are not good.

  20. Majer

    July 3, 2012 at 11:37 am

    Mr professor, go f him thing turn bright when there is a competition

  21. AndyBest

    July 3, 2012 at 1:28 pm

    I think its a good idea to sign GK Lloris bcos since there is no competition, our young star goal keeper can start misbehaving jst like Manuel Almunia & Aaron Ramsey did. Asene can also go 4 people like klint Dempsey, Vertoghen, Mario Gotze, Afellay, Baines, Fellipe Melo jst incase of injury or fatigue.

  22. OWOOKE ISAAC

    July 3, 2012 at 1:32 pm

    Arsenal nid creative midfielder,lik lucas biglia..we also nid….yann m’villa…debuchy @ central defence….hw i wish 2 c dis pontential player @ arsenal…..pls spend dis money….mr real prof…pls…….

  23. Salim satia

    July 3, 2012 at 4:33 pm

    Prof walk around the world 4 gud players not lk chamark sell him or free him plz i beg u.

  24. Holden

    July 3, 2012 at 5:52 pm

    Pls wenger we need m’villa & 1 defender pls spend dis money & make all gunners fans happy. Gunners till i die.

  25. kwasistefan

    July 3, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    please wenger Arsenal need one good defender,keeper,plus M’vla. added to song and Artarta. Arsenal can be fine trust me we are blessed to have good reasonable manager.

  26. King

    July 3, 2012 at 11:35 pm

    I think we need a goal keeper, one defender nd two mieldfielder 2 support song nd arteta incase of injury. GUNAS 4EVER.

  27. sebugwawo Denis

    July 6, 2012 at 1:47 pm

    please get us another good defender,A goalkeeper mieldfielder.

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