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Tottenham’s Transfer Priority
P1tuf4 (Chelsea) 2 years ago
If Spurs get Lloris.... Meh, but if they get Hulk (doubt it).... Watch out Europe!
Darius (Southampton) 1 year ago
No one is willing to pay Porto that over-inflated transfer fee, as with their other players that are rumored to leave
Footytubeblog (Blog) 2 years ago
It seems that after one of the longest transfer sagas on record that Luka Modric is finally on the cusp of leaving Spurs and joining Real Madrid. Not only will Spurs be rid of a want away sulky individual, (in case they miss the temperament too much there is always new signing Adebayor to step in) they will also have a whole heap of transfer money to spend.

The question over what to do with this money is one that will keep pundits and fans debating in the next 10 days, and whilst AVB may wish to use it to eradicate all players over 30 and plan an amazing Christmas party which he can ban his least desirables from, (Chelsea anyone?) a fair amount of people are clamouring for the club to spend that money on a top class striker.

Of course goals are the things that win you games, so a big money buy such as the Hulk can turn out to be a stroke of genius, yet there is a player who the club have been tracking that is worth every penny of the paltry £12 million Spurs want to offer. The player in question is Lyon keeper Hugo Lloris, who many of us can be excused for not having seen a huge deal of due to the fact he plays in the French league and indeed for the French national team. Sadly for me, I have watched rather a lot of not only Lyon but also the French national team and therefore I have been watching the highly rated keeper for quite a while.

Lloris is a quality shot stopper, very commanding in the area, does not fold under pressure when he has to make a decision and unlike De Gea, should be able to withstand the physicality of the Premier League. At 25 years of age (which is nothing for a keeper) Lloris will only improve, with his value only set to rise as his profile does.

It seems there are four young keepers around at the minute that will become the next generation of Casillas, Cechs and Buffons of this world. Joe Hart who we are all very familiar with, and who is well on his way to becoming one of the top keepers in the world; Bayern’s number one Manuel Neuer, with Courtois and the aforementioned Hugo Lloris making up the quartet.  

There is more chance of Gary Neville donning a City shirt than the blue half of Manchester letting Joe Hart go; Neuer is set for life at Bayern, while Courtois will be assuming the mantle of Chelsea’s number one in the not too distant future despite Real Madrid interest, therefore the 25 year-old Lyon stopper is the only logical step for a club looking for a top keeper.

Whilst no one would say that Friedel has not done a brilliant job at the club, he is not getting any younger. Spurs are on the lookout for his replacement and while it might seem like spending the Modric money on a player like Willian is the way forward for the club, the need to invest in a top class keeper has to be a priority and could make the crucial difference come the end of the season and for around the £16m that Lyon are holding out for - Lloris would represent an absolute steal for Tottenham.

Written by Becky Knight



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