Brad Friedel says there was no substance behind Hugo Lloris to Manchester United rumours this summer

The former Tottenham goalie says the current incumbent was going nowhere.

Tottenham Hotspur took on Azerbaijan champions FK Qarabag at White Hart Lane in their opening Europa League game of the season last night and came away with a 3-1 win despite going down to a 1-0 scoreline early on – after Kieran Trippier gave away a penalty.

Goals from newbie Heung-min Son, a brace, and a late chip from Erik Lamela did the trick.

Captain Hugo Lloris also had a solid game. The Frenchman had no chance with the penalty goal but was quick off his line and solid when faced with some speculative but tricky long-range strikes from the Azeri side.

Lloris’ future at the club had been in doubt recently. With David De Gea seemingly on his way to Real Madrid the French international looked set to be taken on board by United. The player himself went on to say he could have been tempted with a move away this summer.

However, despite the numerous reports, one man in the know says that Lloris was never seriously considering an exit.

Brad Friedel, who played with Lloris at Tottenham Hotspur and lost his place as the first-team stopper to the Frenchman, was speaking about a conversation he had with the player whilst commentating on the game for Fox Sports 1 last night (17/09/2015).

He stated:

“I was talking to him and when I asked him about it he said I’m just getting ready for pre-season. So there was a lot of talk about it but not much substance. He was never going anywhere.”

So far as Friedel is concerned there was never any chance of Lloris heading to United and Tottenham fans must be pleased, as they continue to have one of the world’s best keepers tending their goal.

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