Sherwood wants to keep ‘world-class’ Hugo Lloris - but will he stay at Tottenham?

Hugo Lloris

The France international goalkeeper has been in sparkling form for the White Hart Lane side but there are fears that he may seek a move in the summer.

Tottenham’s loss of key players such as Gareth Bale and Luka Modric in recent summer transfer windows has majorly impacted on the club’s chances of qualifying for the Champions League.

With the end of the 2013-14 campaign upon us and Spurs set to finish up outside the top four once more, the White Hart Lane faithful will be concerned that some of the side’s better players could be eyeing a move away from North London.

One of Spurs’ most consistent performers this term has been goalkeeper Hugo Lloris, who starred in the club’s recent victory over Fulham.

With rumblings in the media that the France international could look for a transfer if Spurs miss out on the top four, Tim Sherwood has been singing the stopper’s praises.

"Hugo has never, ever said that we must get into the Champions League or he'll go elsewhere I don't think. Without a doubt, no-one wants him to leave," Sherwood is quoted as saying by Sky Sports.

"He is a top-drawer goalkeeper - a genuine world-class player. He doesn't say a lot, just gets on with it, and when he's needed he's done brilliantly."

Realistically, Tottenham will need to show real ambition and intent in the transfer window to convince someone like Lloris that he would be wise to stay at the club.

Daniel Levy’s level of expenditure and search for a new manager of quality to potentially replace Sherwood may well be factors in Lloris’ decision also.

That said, with the modest goalkeeper not seeming like the type of character that would kick up a fuss to leave, Spurs should be confident of keeping him at the club – but they still must convince the star that committing his long-term future to Tottenham is the right choice.

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