Former Spurs keeper Paul Robinson praises keeping Hugo Lloris as Tottenham Hotspur's best business

Hugo Lloris

The Frenchman was linked with Manchester United in the summer.

This week saw the benefit of Hugo Lloris thrust into the spotlight. It came after his excellent performance for Spurs against Crystal Palace in the Premier League last weekend. Whilst it would be harsh to criticise Michel Vorm for his performance against Arsenal you do just wonder if Lloris was in goal he might have clawed out a big of magic to keep Mathieu Flamini at bay.

One man who agrees with this high esteem bestowed upon the French international captain is former Spurs goalie Paul Robinson. The ex-England international played 175 times for Tottenham during a four-year period and is currently without a club after leaving Blackburn Rovers this summer.

When talking to talkSPORT this week he made it clear he felt that Lloris was the best goalkeeper in the Premier League – and that avoiding losing Lloris to Manchester United was the best business the club did this summer.

He stated:

“If you are to achieve anything then you have to build you team around your best players.

“I think the biggest achievement of Spurs this summer was keeping hold of Lloris – he is the best player they’ve got and for me he is the best goalkeeping the Premier League.

“I rate him very, very highly, he is commanding, his distribution, his shot stopping – he is Tottenham’s best player by far at the moment.”

Of course there would be some contenders for that role in the Premier League but it would be hard not to consider Lloris as among that group.

The Frenchman has become one of, if not the main player in the Tottenham Hotspur team and he must continue to impress if Spurs are to get anything out of this campaign.

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