Man United’s pursuit of Hugo Lloris was seemingly short-but-sweet.
Just last week, we covered a story, reporting Manchester United interest in Tottenham Hotspur shot-stopper Hugo Lloris. At the time, it didn’t make sense to us at all given Dean Henderson’s emergence.
Well, it looks like United’s plans to sign the 34-year-old have been scuppered. Apparently, Lloris is unlikely to leave Spurs this summer, meaning he’ll enter the final year of his contract in the 2021/22 term. That’s according to Football.London.
The only way Lloris will get out of North London is if he kicks up a fuss, making it tough for Spurs to keep a distraction in and around the dressing room.
Understandably, Tottenham would like to keep Lloris around as replacing him would cost big money. Obviously, that’s tough in the middle of a pandemic.
Look, we said it at the time. Lloris is a fantastic goalkeeper, but what’s the point in Manchester United making a move for him now? David de Gea is still around, while Dean Henderson is an emerging player, who has already proven he can contribute at an extremely high level.
Spending big money on someone like Lloris just doesn’t make sense. United have other glaring needs like right-wing, defensive midfield, striker and even centre-half.
What does concern me is that Lloris isn’t the only goalkeeper United have been linked with. That does let us all know that at the very least, the club are exploring the possibility of making a transfer move for a new shot-stopper. Does that hint that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer isn’t completely convinced with Dean Henderson…? Only time will tell.
Would a move for Hugo Lloris have made sense? Let us know your thoughts in the comment box below.