Transfer twist ruined potential Man United move, says international captain

Hugo Lloris has revealed that he could have joined Manchester United over the summer, but that he’s happy to still be at Spurs.

The France captain was heavily linked with a switch to Old Trafford throughout the summer, with replacing David de Gea, who was supposedly on the verge of moving to Real Madrid, the driving force behind the speculation.

However, the Spaniard stayed put, and has since signed a new deal, thanks to a late transfer twist that saw his proposed move to the La Liga giants collapse.

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As a result, United didn’t need a new goalkeeper for the current season and a move for Lloris was not pursued ahead of the deadline.

And the White Hart Lane star has now revealed that the rumours of interest from Manchester were true:

“I feel very good,” he is quoted by Goal. “The transfer window does not upset me. I kept a certain distance so I was focused on my preparation with Tottenham.

“I am willing to play matches with my club. The interest of Manchester United? There could have been an evolution but there was none in the end.

“Although much has been written, I must stay focused.”

Lloris has been at Spurs since 2012, during which time the club have failed to appear in the Champions League.