Former France boss Raymond Domenech has warned Hugo Lloris off moving to Manchester United this summer and feels that he should hold out for move to a “big” club instead.
The Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper is believed to be Louis van Gaal’s top target as he prepares to lose PFA Player and Young Player of the Year runner-up David de Gea to Spanish giants Real Madrid.
Lloris has hinted that he would be interested in a switch to Old Trafford because of his Champions League ambitions, and Domenech agrees that he needs to be playing in Europe’s top club competition.
But the 63-year-old, who handed Lloris his international debut, does not believe that the Les Bleus captain would be enhancing his career by swapping Spurs for the Red Devils and that he could do better.
“I have no decision to take for him, but in my opinion he has to play in Chelsea, Arsenal, or Manchester City, to play in the European Cup,” he is quoted by the Daily Mail as saying.
“Tottenham is a big club – it is not the biggest. Manchester United qualified for the Champions League, but I can’t see really the difference with Tottenham.
“For me, it’s Chelsea, Arsenal, or Manchester City. Because I think Manchester United is no more a big club, in England, for me. I think like that.
“I think Arsenal will be every time a big club, Chelsea also – City is becoming a big club – but I think United is with Tottenham, with the other clubs. Not one of the biggest clubs, so there’s no difference.”
Lloris, 28, has established himself as one of the world’s best goalkeepers since joining Spurs from Lyon in 2012, and would apparently be available for around £25m.