No substance to Hugo Lloris exit rumours, says Spurs boss Pochettino

Hugo Lloris

The Tottenham Hotspur head coach insists that the Frenchman is staying at the club amid reported interest from Manchester United.

Tottenham Hotspur head coach Mauricio Pochettino has insisted any that rumours involving Hugo Lloris are just that, and nothing more, according to the Daily Mail.

The France international is one of the finest goalkeepers in the Premier League, alongside Chelsea’s Thibaut Courtois and Manchester United’s David De Gea, while he is also highly regarded across Europe and the wider sporting world.

As United keeper have seen their number one shot-stopper heavily linked with a move to Real Madrid for some time now, per the Express, reports have suggested that Lloris could be one of the first names on Louis Van Gaal’s wishlist as a potential replacement - with the Daily Star among those to have reported as much.

Pochettino, though, has insisted that his star man will be staying at White Hart Lane.

“There have been a lot of rumours,” he said.

“Hugo wants to stay with us and we are happy with him too. He is happy and everything else is just rumour.”

Lloris joined Spurs in 2012 from Ligue 1 side Lyon, and has since gone on to shine for the club in the Premier League, establishing himself as not only their number one but France’s as well.

According to the paper, though, he is keen to return to playing regularly in the Champions League, something he enjoyed at Lyon but is yet to have at Tottenham.

They of course, finished outside of the top four again this season meaning Europa League football is all they can offer, meaning any potential offer from Manchester United would be tempting should it come about.

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