The goalkeeper position at Arsenal has long been debated, and ahead of the new season Tottenham Hotspur’s Hugo Lloris is the latest reported target, according to the Mirror.
Arsene Wenger is known to be a fan of his compatriot, and it has recently been touted by respected journalist Julien Laurens that the Frenchman has a £14m release clause in his current contract with Tottenham.
Laurens was reported to have told an audience at the Arsenal Supporters Trust that if Spurs don’t reach the top four this term, the clause will become active.
If we can get the shot-stopper for anywhere near that fee then it would prove an excellent bit of business, and with Spurs sure to miss out on Champions League football yet again, a move to the Emirates may appeal to the 28-year-old.
The Metro have already moved to quash the rumours however, and insist that there is no such clause in the keeper’s contract.
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Without a release clause Tottenham are unlikely to want to sell to a rival, no matter how much we might be willing to offer. So if the Metro are correct then we may have to forget about Lloris, and focus our attention on more realistic transfer targets.