Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Hugo Lloris has emerged as a Real Madrid transfer target for the summer as an alternative to Thibaut Courtois.
The Spanish giants have been linked with a new shot-stopper for months, as it seems as though Keylor Navas will be replaced as the first choice at the club at the end of the season.
As reported by The Telegraph, Chelsea ace Courtois and Manchester United ‘keeper David de Gea have been the two names that have regularly been linked with a move to the Bernabeu, but it appears as though a new name has been added to the shortlist.
Despite signing a new contract with Tottenham that runs until 2022, Lloris has now emerged as a top target for Real as they believe that he’ll be the easier to acquire from the aforementioned trio, as per the report.
However, it’s also added that Spurs are confident that the French international has no desire to leave White Hart Lane and so will rebuff any interest from Spain if it indeed becomes clear that he is a target.
The 30-year-old has been an important part of Tottenham’s progression over the last couple of seasons, and so Mauricio Pochettino will be desperate to avoid losing him.
Given that the club have signed all their key players to new deals, it certainly puts them in a strong position to fend off any interest in them, but it doesn’t make it impossible for interested parties to prise them away from north London.
Coupled with the fact that they’re heading in the right direction, look set to qualify for the Champions League again next season and have a new stadium on the way, it all looks pretty promising for Spurs.
Nevertheless, it’s added in the report that Real would be willing to double Lloris’s current £100,000-a-week salary, while a move to the La Liga giants isn’t something that players can immediately just dismiss.
Whether or not his head is turned remains to be seen, but it’s difficult to see him leaving Tottenham given where they are and where they’re heading in the next few years.