Ex-Arsenal star Perry Groves’s take on Hugo Lloris exit report

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Former Arsenal star Perry Groves dismisses reports that Tottenham Hotspur will sell Hugo Lloris in the summer transfer window.

Former Arsenal star Perry Groves does not believe that Tottenham Hotspur will sell Hugo Lloris in the summer transfer window.

France international goalkeeper Lloris has been linked with a move away from White Hart Lane for quite some time, and speculation intensified on Monday.

The Sun claimed that Spurs are willing to sell the 28-year-old at the end of the season for a transfer fee of £25 million even if they finish in the top four of the Premier League.

Tottenham issued a denial hours later after the report was published (click here to read more), but one suspects that speculation on the future of Lloris will continue.

Groves has now given his take on the matter, claiming that perhaps the Frenchman’s agent had something to do with such reports.

“I think they bought him for £7m or £8m, so that would be a hefty profit,” the 49-year-old told talkSPORT. “But my counter-argument would be: if you want to compete at the top of the table and play in the Champions League, like they do, then why would you sell your best players at their peak? And Hugo Lloris is at his peak.

“So I wouldn’t be surprised if that’s maybe an agent chucking a story in because Hugo Lloris wants some more money. His argument is that he wants to play Champions League football, and there is every chance that Spurs could be playing Champions League football next season.”

Lloris has been at Tottenham since 2012 and is easily one of the best goalkeepers in the world.

The Frenchman has been arguably the best player for Spurs so far this campaign, and losing him in the summer could be a massive blow to the North London outfit.

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