Manchester United ‘could move for Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris
Manchester United could sign Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris this summer as doubt over the future of David De Gea continues – while Spurs are weighing up Lille’s Mike Maignan as a replacement, reports claim.
The Red Devils are reported to be in the market for a new option in between the sticks amid doubt over David De Gea’s future, and Lloris could be an option for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men, according to L’Equipe.
Lloris himself is being touted for a Spurs exit this summer after nine years with the north Londoners – who are said to be assessing a number of potential replacements, and the reports claim Maignan is one of them.
France and Spurs club captain Lloris will turn 34 this years and reports have claimed that his time with Tottenham could soon be up, with the likes of Nick Pope and United’s Dean Henderson among the names linked.
And L’Equipe believes Old Trafford is a possible destination for Lloris should his countryman Maignan replace him.
Lloris has played 363 times for Spurs since joining from Lyon in 2012, playing in a Champions League final in 2019, but has never won a trophy for the club during a frustrating spell.
It could pave the way for the club to go in another direction with Maignan – who is receiving high praise for his performances for Lille this season. He has played all 30 of his side’s Ligue 1 games and helped them to a tantilising title race with PSG. He also led them to the French Cup final against the Parisiens, where they lost 3-0.
The 25-year-old has one cap for France and will be a competitor of Lloris on the international stage – with Les Bleus sure to see him as a possible successor for the World Cup winner.
Meanwhile at United, Solskjaer will be keeping a close eye over the goalkeeping situation, with Henderson recently playing as first choice in the absence of De Gea, who went back to Spain for the birth of his child.
He has not played since late February and looks to have lost his place in the team, with Henderson largely fautless as his stand-in.
However, the Englishman has been courted by a number of clubs, so it could leave the door open for United to sign another experienced shot stopper.
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