In Focus: Pressure on Tottenham Hotspur as Real Madrid circle Lloris

Real Madrid will make a move for goalkeeper Hugo Lloris if Tottenham Hotspur fail to win a trophy this season, according to The Mirror.

What’s the story?

Widespread reports have suggested that Los Blancos will be looking for a new shot-stopper when the campaign comes to a close.

Manchester United’s David de Gea and Chelsea keeper Thibaut Courtois have been touted as possible candidates.

Now, The Mirror claims that Madrid are eyeing Lloris, who could be bought for around £25m if Tottenham end the season without silverware.

The publication states that the Frenchman is happy with life in North London, but is wary of the fact that the club have not won a trophy since 2007-08.

What should Tottenham do?

In this instance, a hike in wages is unlikely to convince Lloris to stay put if he is considering a switch to the Bernabeu.

Given the club’s modest wage structure, the goalkeeper would be handed a much bigger pay packet by Madrid anyway.

When footballers enter their 30s, they are more likely to be assessing their career and if they are at a club that are not winning trophies, a change might be needed.

Tottenham have come close in recent Premier League title races having finished third and then second, but Mauricio Pochettino’s men are already 15 points off the pace this season.

It is difficult for most players to turn down Madrid, and if Spurs end another campaign without silverware, Lloris may edge towards the exit gates.

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