Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Hugo Lloris has been quoted as saying by ESPN that he wanted to join Manchester United in the summer transfer window.
According to ESPN, United were looking at Lloris as a replacement for David de Gea, who was a target for Spanish giants Real Madrid.
"A lot of things were said and written," ESPN quotes the France international as saying. "There could have been a development there but the desired movement didn't happen.
"I have a lot of affection for Tottenham. I feel respected, I have a very good relationship with the staff and I'm ready to play the best season possible.”
From Lloris’s comments it is clear that he wanted to join United, but for one reason or the other the transfer did not happen.
However, it is also evident that the former Lyon star is happy to remain at Tottenham for one more season.
Of course, failing to join the biggest club in England will be a disappointment for Lloris, but the Frenchman is certain to give his all for Spurs this season.
Lloris is one of the most professional players in the game, and Tottenham fans should not worry about him being distracted.
The 28-year-old is arguably the only world-class player in the Tottenham squad, and he will surely maintain his high standards.
However, it will be interesting to see what happens next summer. If Spain international goalkeeper De Gea leaves United at the end of the season, then it would make sense for the Red Devils to make a move for Lloris.
If Lloris does leave White Hart Lane next summer, then Tottenham fans should not begrudge him as leaving Spurs for United is certainly a step up.