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With Moussa Dembélé set to sign for Tottenham Hotspur, André Villas-Boas has his eyes on Lyon's Hugo Lloris.
According to Kevin Palmer at ESPN FC, Spurs are in position to complete the £12 million signing of French international goalkeeper Lloris.
Dembélé fits into Villas-Boas' philosophy because the Belgian is versatile, presses and can dribble and provide through balls.
It's getting to a point where he is so wasteful in front of goal that his tackling is more important to the team.
Manchester United players can attest to that fact, as they endured nine tackles from Dembélé in the 3-2 win over Fulham.
|League Only (11-12) ||Goals ||Shots ||Shots Per Goal
|David N'Gog ||3 ||59 ||19.7
|Dembélé ||2 ||59 ||29.5
|Tomas Rosický ||1 ||38 ||38
|Stewart Downing ||0 ||72 ||-
Dembélé's signing essentially means tot ziens, Rafael van der Vaart.
Lloris should be a lock in the Spurs' starting XI for years to come, thus ending the Premier League career of the seemingly ageless Brad Friedel.
Lloris surprisingly won the Ligue 1 Goalkeeper of the Year when Salvatore Sirigu was the better keeper.
If anything, the likes of Ali Ahamada, Steeve Elana and Stéphane Ruffier performed just as well as Lloris.