Real Madrid are reportedly plotting a move to sign Tottenham captain Hugo Lloris next summer, if Spurs fail to win a trophy this season.
According to a report by Daily Mirror, Real Madrid have reignited their interest in Hugo Lloris, who is being considered as a cheaper alternative to David De Gea. Los Blancos will make a move for the Tottenham captain if Spurs fail to win silverware once again this season.
Lloris has progressed by leaps and bounds since making the move to Tottenham from Lyon in the summer of 2012. From an error prone shot stopper to one of the best in the world, it has been quite a journey for the Frenchman, who has also been entrusted with the the responsibility of leading both club and country.
But while Spurs have transformed into genuine contenders for the Premier League title, being one of the most defensively astute sides in Europe in the last few seasons, trophies have still eluded them. And one club could make a swoop for the 30-year-old should Tottenham fail to win silverware again this season.
Real Madrid are ready to step up their interest in Hugo Lloris who is prepared to move on from Tottenham in the summer. [Mirror] pic.twitter.com/8jF9MT5z2p
— ZIZOU (@RMadridCastilla) December 11, 2017
Real Madrid are reportedly desperate to sign a top goalkeeper next summer, with the spot between the sticks one of the few weak spots in Zinedine Zidane’s squad. The Spanish and European champions have, in fact, been linked with goalkeeping reinforcements for several transfer windows.
Keylor Navas has blown hot and cold for the last 18 months, while Kiko Casilla has been an unreliable deputy. For one reason or another, though, they have been unable to sign a goalkeeper, David De Gea being a prominent target during this period.
Tottenham have very little chance to win the Premier League this season, meaning hopes of winning a trophy this season remains reliant on the Champions League and FA Cup. If they are unable to win either of those competitions, we might just see Lloris join his compatriot Zinedine Zidane at the Bernabeu.
The report suggests that Lloris would cost £25 million, which is a figure that shouldn’t bog Real Madrid down in their bid to sign him. It now remains to be seen if the Frenchman becomes the next big-name player to make his way to Santiago Bernabeu, or if some other top goalkeeper is signed instead.