Of course I'm happy at Tottenham, says Hugo Lloris

Hugo Lloris

The Spurs captain was linked with a Manchester United move this summer.

Tottenham Hotspur captain Hugo Lloris has reassured fans he is happy at White Hart Lane after a summer in which the prospect of a Manchester United approach loomed large.

The Red Devils were expected to make a move for the Frenchman if David de Gea departed, as reported by the Independent, but both ‘keepers remained at their current clubs in the end.

"Of course I am happy here with Tottenham," said Lloris, in quotes published by talkSPORT.

"I already replied to that type of question so the only thing I can say today is that I am happy at Tottenham.

"I will do my best to get the best result possible for Tottenham."

His words will come as relief to the Spurs faithful but the pressure is on to have a successful season, with the 28-year old making no secret of his desire to test himself in the Champions League.

The problem faced by Spurs is finding the balance between laying the foundations for future success and achieving in the here and now.

The redevelopment of White Hart Lane will put the North London club in a much better position to challenge the elites of the game but the inevitable period of austerity it will bring will make real success in the present difficult.

Keeping the likes of Christian Eriksen and Hugo Lloris around with the promise of success five years down the line will be difficult, but in Mauricio Pochettino, Spurs hope they have the right man at the helm to oversee the transition.

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