Real Madrid will be looking to sign Tottenham Hotspur’s shot-stopper Hugo Lloris during the summer transfer window, after Zinedine Zidane’s rumoured disagreement with Florentino Perez over the signing of David De Gea.
Real had almost signed De Gea during the summer of 2015, before deadline day paperwork issues scuppered the move. De Gea went on to sign a contract extension that holds him at Old Trafford till 2019. But according to reports from Telegraph, president Florentino Perez is still interested in the Spaniard. But manager Zidane reportedly disagrees.
Zidane isn’t interested in matching the £43million price tag that United have put on De Gea. Instead, the French tactician is looking to sign Tottenham Hotspur’s Hugo Lloris. Even though Zidane would prefer Chelsea stopper Thibaut Courtois, Real management have decided Lloris would be easier to lure.
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Interestingly, Lloris has recently signed a contract that will keep him at the club until 2020, also, this contract pays him £100,000-a-week. Yet, his displeasure at Spurs for not being in the knockout stages of the Champions League has been duly noted at Madrid. Real will now look to offer him even twice his present salary, Champions League football and a chance to be a part of a star-studded team.
Courtois, six years youngster than Lloris, has recently claimed that he is happier than he has ever been at Chelsea. The Blues are almost certain to win the Premier League this season, and manager Antonio Conte has given them a fresh lease of life. Chelsea management will surely offer the Belgian a contract extension soon.
Keeping all this in mind, and Zidane’s reluctance over De Gea, Lloris is now a No.1 target for Real. Even though Zidane seems to think £43million is too high, 30-year old Lloris himself would come at a very high price. The Spurs and France captain is rated highly, and Tottenham themselves are on the verge of becoming a formidable club.
De Gea’s United are two points off Champions League qualifying places. He has often been the lone spark in an inconsistent squad. He wouldn’t mind a move to hometown Madrid, to play for a club with 11 Champions League titles.