Hugo Lloris denies he will be moving to the Principality.
There is good news for Tottenham fans as the club prepares for the new season with goalkeeper Hugo Lloris denying he would be interested in a move to super-rich AS Monaco.
The Frenchman has had an impressive first season at White Hart Lane following an £11.1m switch from Olympique Lyon last summer and is regarded by many as the best ‘keeper in the Premier League.
Yet with Monaco promoted back to Ligue 1 and having a seemingly endless transfer budget at their disposal, Lloris was being linked with a move back to his native country.
However, the 26-year-old has been quick to quash those claims and insists there were several reasons why he made the move to England.
“What is happening at Monaco is good for the Ligue 1, and for this historical French club. Also, PSG needs a challenger in the league to make it interesting,” Lloris told So Foot.
“Although, personally, I went abroad to try to build my career, both in the human and sporting dimension.
“And then, there is another aspect: I am very much a Nicois [fan of Nice] and to go there [to Monaco] would not be a simple thing.”
Monaco have been scuppered several times to find a new No.1 having had failed bids for Barcelona’s Victor Valdes, Marseille ‘keeper Steve Mandanda and Stephane Ruffier of St Etienne.
However, it now seems that despite having the disposable income to acquire Radamel Falcao, Joao Moutinho and James Rodriguez for a combined total of £110m, les Monegasques are going to continue to struggle to find a new stopper.
Lloris enjoyed a consistent run in the Spurs team towards the end of the campaign, after having to fight for his first-team place with former chief between the sticks Brad Friedel, with the France international playing 27 Premier League matches in total.