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Tottenham Agree to Terms with Lyon on Transfer Deal for Hugo Lloris

DONETSK, UKRAINE - JUNE 23:  Hugo Lloris of France directs his defence during the UEFA EURO 2012 quarter final match between Spain and France at Donbass Arena on June 23, 2012 in Donetsk, Ukraine.  (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
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Tim DanielsFeatured Columnist IVOctober 29, 2016

Lyon and Tottenham have reached an agreement to send Hugo Lloris to White Hart Lane, which means the goalkeeper must make a final decision about a potential move, according to

Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas to the club's official site on Hugo Lloris' proposed move to Tottenham: "The decision is now up to Hugo"

— Goal UK (@GoalUK) August 29, 2012

Kevin Palmer of ESPN previously reported the two sides were nearing a deal on a £12 million transfer as Spurs look to bolster their roster before the summer window closes on Friday. It's unclear if that was the final fee.

Tottenham has got off to a rocky start in the new Premier League campaign, tallying a loss in its opener against Newcastle and a draw with West Bromwich Albion last weekend. Current starting keeper Brad Friedel allowed three goals in those games while making four saves.

Manager Andre Villas-Boas must not have been satisfied with the 41-year-old American's performance between the pipes, causing him to make a run at Lloris, who has been bantered about throughout the summer as teams looked for an upgrade in goal.

The French international star would give Tottenham a younger, long-term option in goal. At 25, he already has more than 200 appearances at the club level and 38 more for the national team, and would be a good fit for Spurs.

With an agreement between the two sides worked out, the focus will now turn to Lloris' decision. While it would be a positive move for him in a football sense, there are often factors beyond that which weigh on a player in his situation.

Since he's been a part of the transfer conversation for a while, it shouldn't take him long to make up his mind one way or another before potentially working with Tottenham on personal terms.

There are still a few hurdles to jump before he officially becomes a member of Spurs.


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