Peter Schmeichel wants to see Hugo Lloris move to Manchester United

Hugo Lloris

Manchester United legend Peter Schmeichel wants to see the club focus on signing Hugo Lloris from Tottenham Hotspur.

Manchester United legend Peter Schmeichel told talkSPORT that he wants to see Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Hugo Lloris move to Old Trafford.

Schmeichel suggested that Tottenham’s French star was the only candidate that United should be considering as doubt over the future of David De Gea rolls on.

De Gea wasn’t part of the match day squad to feature against Tottenham last weekend, which has fuelled speculation as reported by the Daily Mirror that the player could shortly be on his way to Spain to link up with Real Madrid.

“I’d like Lloris to go to Manchester United because I think he fits the style of play; someone who sweeps up and is brave enough to sweep up – I think along with Courtois, they’re the only two who really control their box and that’s what they need more than anything,” he told talkSPORT.

Tottenham in control

The issue Manchester United have if they go to Tottenham is that Spurs are in control of the situation and under no pressure to sell.

Lloris would likely enjoy the challenge of playing in the Champions League, but he enjoys a status at Tottenham which he may not get at Old Trafford as a United player.

Spurs chairman Daniel Levy is also someone who knows all about the importance of the transfer deadline getting closer and closer.

As it draws in, the price for a player as good as Lloris goes up a little bit, making it a very expensive move for United.

United are one of the only sides that could fund a move for the Frenchman, but at some point business sense kicks in.

Register for MANCHESTER UNITED team updates

Register for TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR team updates

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch