Real Madrid have been linked with an unlikely swoop for Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Hugo Lloris in several places this morning.
The stories suggest that Real could make a £20 million approach for Lloris, as they look to replace the aging Iker Casillas.
Here are five things which are instantly wrong with the story and explain why it’s unlikely to happen.
Lloris is arguably the best goalkeeper in the Premier League.
He’s a senior player and a leader in the first team.
Spurs have dispensable players in other positions if chairman Daniel Levy wants to create extra funds.
Keylor Navas is a more than able alternative to Casillas.
His contract expires in 2019 which is a huge statement of intent by him and Tottenham.
Lloris is one of the first names down on the team sheet each week and forms the spine of the Spurs defence.
Tottenham are under pressure to get into the top four and to secure Champions League football but it’s extremely doubtful that Lloris will jump ship even if Spurs finish fifth or lower.