Is This €20m-Rated Ace Heading To North London?

By on July 4, 2012

With the summer transfer window in full swing, Football Talk will be keeping you up-to-date with all the latest transfer news throughout the summer. Today, Arsenal and Spurs are told how much it will take to land Hugo Lloris.

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Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas has confirmed goalkeeper Hugo Lloris can leave the club for €20m (£16m) this summer, amid reports linking Arsenal and Tottenham with a move for the French ace.

The Daily Mail are one of several news outlets to suggest Arsenal are interested in signing the France skipper this summer with boss Arsene Wenger keen to add another goalkeeper to his ranks to contest with Wojciech Szczesny for the number one shirt.

However, the Sun claim it is in fact the Gunners north London rivals Tottenham who are chasing the 25-year-old stopper, as new boss Andre Villas-Boas looks to find a long-term replacement for the ageing Brad Freidel.

Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas has confirmed that Lloris is available for €20m (£16m), which they feel is his market value, but warned that clubs will have to act fast if they want to land the talented keeper.

Aulas told the club’s website:

“A certain number of players were not good enough last season and will leave or at least be placed on the transfer list.

‘Hugo told me he would like to leave if an offer comes in from one of the biggest five clubs in Europe.

‘If one of these clubs makes an offer that matches his market value, in other words 20m (£16m) Euros then he can go.

‘If there is no offer before July 15 he will remain at the club for the coming season.

‘For the moment there has been no offer from Arsenal or anywhere else.’

Aulas is quoted as saying in the Daily Mail

FT Verdict

I can’t see Lloris ending up at either Arsenal or Tottenham this summer. Arsene Wenger is highly unlikely to spend that amount on a goalkeeper, especially given the development of Szczesny in recent seasons.

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And Tottenham? Well they would love to sign Lloris, but judging by the presidents statements above, would you consider Spurs to be one of the top five clubs in Europe? Therefore, i think Lloris will still be at Lyon next season.

Would you like to see Lloris at your club? Get involved in the comments section.

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14 Comments

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  2. Jason

    July 4, 2012 at 7:25 pm

    OMG now that would be a signing to shout about

  3. jake

    July 4, 2012 at 7:42 pm

    Arsenal aren’t a top 5 club in europe either though…

    • Phil

      July 4, 2012 at 8:49 pm

      Twat

      • Danny

        July 4, 2012 at 11:21 pm

        Truth hurts, arsenal are nothing like they used to be.

  4. Kiran

    July 4, 2012 at 7:44 pm

    Vastly inflated price! Brad was spurs “free purchase of the season” but will require a young keeper to keep him on his toes. Lloris is worth 9M max.
    Lyon playing a cleaver “put him in the shop window game” DL won’t fall for it. 9M then we’ll do business otherwise forget it!!!

  5. Achebe 4rm IMT Enugu

    July 4, 2012 at 7:52 pm

    Every season there will be a problem in Arsenal… Wenger should please live us… Bye… F**k you wenger…

  6. Rich

    July 4, 2012 at 10:57 pm

    Arsenal a top 5 club in Europe??? Don’t make me laugh

  7. Rui

    July 5, 2012 at 12:37 am

    9m and we give them Gomez. Done deal.

  8. Wonde

    July 5, 2012 at 8:16 am

    Arsen W. is the big lair …remember 4 months ago he said “Van Persi’s situation is completely different from Fab and Na$$ri”. He can’t handle things in the Emeriates. Hopeless He is a liar …lair big lair

  9. shaun

    July 5, 2012 at 11:44 am

    Top 5 club in europe? Man U, Real Madrid, Barca, Bayern Munich, AC Milan… Spurs would be about 13 on the list not anywhere near 5th and Arsenal probably 7th or 8th..

    • Acton_Yid

      July 5, 2012 at 1:01 pm

      He was referring to Arsenal not being in the top 5, NOT Spurs. We know Spurs are probably outside the Top 10. Arsenal are probably 8th or 9th, I’d say. Spurs probably 11th or 12th.

  10. mav

    July 5, 2012 at 12:43 pm

    I personally think friedel can last for another season. He is still mobile enough and pulled out some great saves last season. I dont think this is spurs’ priority tbh. I think a striker is definately our main issue. A world class one that is.

  11. Fabian

    July 5, 2012 at 1:30 pm

    Arsenal and Tottenham, both aren’t top 5 teams. But Lloris want to play as NUmber 1 (surely I guess). And Arsenal, with the polish NUmber 1, can’t offer him this for 100%, but Spurs could I would say.
    But we will see ( and he will stay at Lyon, i think)

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