Real Madrid Turn to Lloris as Cut-Price Goalkeeping Solution


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Hugo Lloris has emerged as a surprise candidate to replace Kaylor Navas at Real Madrid, claims the Sunday Mirror.

The 30-year-old Tottenham goalkeeper is believed to be dismayed with the lack of progress the club has made this season and ready to move on in pursuit of glory.

While Spurs successfully negotiated the group stage of the Champions League, including taking an impressive four points from the Spanish champions, a Manchester City victory at Old Trafford today will see them move 18 points clear of the North London outfit in the race for the Premier League title.

Zinedine Zidane vehemently denied he was looking for a new goalkeeper during the week, pointing out that he already had two in his squad, including the 30-year-old Navas.

While Florentino Perez, the Real Madrid president, is keen to land a Galactico-style signing with Manchester United’s David De Gea, 27, a long-time target. Recent reports linked Thibaut Courtois, 25 of Chelsea with a move to the Bernabeu, as well as Athletic Bilbao’s Kepa, 21.

However, that trio are likely to significantly more expensive to acquire than Lloris who is valued at £25m. It’s another headache for Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino, himself mooted as a potential successor to Zidane, whose position is deemed less secure than six months ago.