Former Aston Villa and Manchester United goalkeeper Mark Bosnich told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast Show for talkSPORT, that he doesn’t feel Hugo Lloris moving to Old Trafford would be a sideways step for the Frenchman.
Bosnich was speaking in relation to comments from former France coach Raymond Domenech, as covered by ESPN, who suggested that Lloris may be better off staying where he is rather than opting for a move to United.
“I was very surprised when Raymond Domenech said to move from Tottenham to Manchester United was a move sideways, I thought that was peculiar because a move to Manchester United for him would definitely be a move forward,” he told talkSPORT.
What are Tottenham’s chances of keeping him?
Sky Sports reported last month that Lloris was seen as the replacement for David De Gea by Manchester United, should the Spaniard leave the club to join Real Madrid.
As things stand, there’s not been any movement in terms of De Gea leaving, which may prompt United into pushing for a move to sign the Frenchman.
Until that happens, Tottenham can be confident of preparing for the new season on the basis that Lloris will be their number one.
They are always going to be under pressure to progress and to break into the top four because that’s the sort of level that Lloris has openly admitted in the past that he wants to be competing at.
United as a proposition to any player are more attractive because they should have a place in the Champions League group stage secured by the time the current transfer window shuts and that’s an advantage that Tottenham need to try and create for themselves.