Tottenham Agree to Terms with Lyon on Transfer Deal for Hugo Lloris
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.
Would adding Lloris be a wise move for Spurs?
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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