A report from French source Le10Sport has suggested that Tottenham’s French goalkeeper could be offered a way back to his home country if money bags Monaco don’t manage to pull off a move for Marseille shot stopper Steve Mandanda.
However, fear not Spurs fans because there are plenty of viable reasons why it’s a transfer which will never happen.
Lloris only established himself as the number one at White Hart Lane last season. After early competition from Brad Friedel, he quickly made himself first choice at the club and made 27 starts in the Premier League last season.
He’s only just started to get his teeth into Premier League football, proving all of those early doubters wrong and he will more than likely have intentions of staying with the club for a number of years over being vulnerable to a move away.
You also have to look at what Andre Villas-Boas is trying to achieve as the club’s manager.
Yes, the loss of Gareth Bale was a big blow to the club over the summer but Tottenham have made several top quality signings, creating the nucleus of a very exciting side.
The possibilities for the current group of players are endless; Champions League football and the chance of real domestic success over the next couple of seasons.
Lloris will be maturing and edging towards the 30-years-old mark by the time the current group of players really develops into the world class side that AVB clearly believes they can become.
It’s much more likely that Lloris will want to stay with his current club and work hard to achieve that success over taking the easy way out and going to play for Monaco, who have made it no secret they’re not afraid to spend their way to the top.
That may sound counter productive as Tottenham spent over £100 million in the summer but the context of those signings is different to the players Monaco have bought since they got back into the top flight of French football.
Lloris’ contract is important and he signed a four-year deal when he joined the club last summer.
That’s not something he would have done if he was thinking of trying to use Spurs as a springboard between Lyon and another big European side or competitive side in French football.
It shows he’s committed and believes in what the current boss and setup are trying to achieve over this season, next season and the season after that.
Monaco can come sniffing around White Hart Lane but it would take some sort of monumental offer for Spurs to even consider selling their goalkeeper.
What do you think? Could a big money offer tempt Spurs to sell?
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