Steve Mandanda confirms Premier League admiration amid Hugo Lloris rumours

Could Tottenham Hotspur replace Lloris with his international comrade?

Tottenham Hotspur have been handed a life-line in regards to a search for a new goalkeeper. Hugo Lloris is being linked with a move away from the club, but his French international understudy Steve Mandanda could prove an able replacement.

It is being reported by talkSPORT that the Marseille goalkeeper could be considered for the role, with him also being quoted as suggesting a move to the Premier League is potentially on the cards:

"Yes, it's a league that I like a lot, there are the best teams there.

"It's been a while I've been at Marseille. We'll have to see how the season finishes, where the club will be at the end of the season, whether or not there will be European football, if I have good offers.

"It's difficult to know whether I will stay or not. I'll see. I'll have to talk to the board and we'll find a solution."

Mandanda joined Marseille from Le Havre in 2007 and has gone on to play over 350 games for the club whilst also winning 19 caps for the French national team.

He is of course is currently playing back-up to current Tottenham stopper in the Les Bleus line-up.

The future of the Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper has been cast into doubt recently. Reports last month indicated he would consider a move away from the club should they, as expected, fail to qualify for the Champions League.

He has been linked with several teams. The Mirror reported earlier that Lloris was wanted by Paris Saint-Germain. But they also claimed that Manchester United would make a move for the player - if David De Gea made a rumoured move to Real Madrid in the summer.

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