Tottenham star Hugo Lloris escaped the biggest mistake of his career

Hugo Lloris Euro 2012 Penalty

Tottenham's Hugo Lloris looks fortunate to have avoided leaving for Manchester United in the summer.

Hugo Lloris produced an important late save against Manchester City a week ago to underline his quality and give Tottenham Hotspur a vital three points.

Spurs are currently in second position in the Premier League table, just two points off leaders Leicester City with 12 games to go.

Lloris was linked in the summer with a big money move to Manchester United, which could have materialised had the Red Devils sold David de Gea to Real Madrid.

Quoted by The Mail in September after the transfer window closed, Lloris admitted a move could have transpired.

He said: "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."

SkySports reported last May that Lloris was keen to play Champions League football, with the Frenchman adding: "At the moment, De Gea is still Manchester United keeper so I have no need to talk about that."

Mistake avoided

Right now at this juncture of the season it appears that Lloris avoided making a big mistake, and made the right move staying at Spurs.

De Gea remained with United, but despite his undoubted quality and continued strong performances, he has been unable to prevent the Red Devils dropping points and already falling out of the title race.

Lloris looks destined to qualify with Spurs to play in next season's Champions League, and could even go on to land a league winner's medal in May.

And in the summer the tables could turn, if David de Gea decides a lack of Champions League football means his future is no longer at Old Trafford.

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