Hugo Lloris to Real Madrid transfer update; Tottenham to drive a hard bargain

Hugo Lloris to Real Madrid transfer update; Tottenham to drive a hard bargain

Real Madrid wants to add Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Hugo Lloris to their ranks after failing to acquire David De Gea from Manchester United last season. The Los Blancos management sees the French goalkeeper as a perfect backup to Keylor Navas, and he has all the credentials to become a “Galactico”.

Real Madrid’s legendary goalkeeper Iker Casillas left the club for FC Porto last summer and the club hierarchy is looking to add a big-name goalkeeper to the squad. David De Gea was the much anticipated target last summer, but the deal fell off at the final moments of the transfer window. This has resulted in Lloris’ name to pop up and his recent performances at Euro 2016 for France justify the transfer link, as reported by Guardian.

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The 29-year-old goalkeeper made an exceptional save during France’s quarter-final match against Iceland in the ongoing tournament. Lloris possesses some exceptional reflexes which allow him to make some brilliant saves, which other goalkeepers wouldn’t be able to achieve, according to reporter Ian Abrahams.

The Frenchman is considered as one of the best goalkeepers in the world. His signature would definitely strengthen Real’s goalkeeping position even more.

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However, it has to be noted that Real Madrid’s current goalkeeper, Keylor Navas has been fantastic at Satniago Bernabeu. Although not a superstar name, the Costa Rican has had some amazing performances for the Madrid club which has helped his team on numerous occasions.

Tottenham Hotspur are known to extract the best transfer deals in world football and Lloris won’t come cheap. Considering that Real Madrid already has a very good goalkeeper in their ranks, the money could be better spent elsewhere.

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