How Tottenham could sell Hugo Lloris and still benefit

Hugo Lloris

Spurs could potentially lose Hugo Lloris in the summer.

Lloris has been linked with a summer exit from White Hart Lane, with Ligue 1 champions PSG considered to be favourites to land the France international captain, as per the Daily Mirror.

A key player in the Lilywhites search for Champions League football, Spurs would be loathe to lose a player as vital as Lloris, especially as he is considered to be one of the best stoppers in world football.

However, there is a way that the North London club could sell Lloris and actually benefit.

Lloris has had an amazing season and is seen as one of the best ‘keepers in the Premier League. However, his standout season has still been as part of a Spurs side that have conceded 45 goals in 30 games - the fourth worst tally in the entire division.

The reason the 28-year-old is valued so highly is due to his brilliant displays behind a very leaky defence. He is a reliable last man due to the amount of chances he has to face, and if playing behind a better defence, he would likely be considered even greater than he is.

But the lack of quality in defence is the real problem. He is a great goalkeeper who still lets in almost the highest number of goals in the division. It is the need to improve the defence that should be made a priority, and Spurs could look at selling Lloris and re-invest the funds generated in their back line.

While they will be unlikely to sign a ‘keeper as good as Lloris, they would not need such a good stopper if the defence conceded fewer chances.

The likes of Thibaut Courtois and Fraser Forster have been praised this term for great performances, but the reason they have conceded so few goals is due to the quality of the defence in front of them. Spurs may rue losing Lloris, but with a high fee demanded and an ability to re-invest elsewhere, the Lilywhites could prove to be the winners in any potential transfer.

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