Hugo Lloris’ rise to fame with both the French national team as well as Olympique Lyonnais has brought in a wealth of interest from all footballing quarters for the goalkeeper. Both Arsenal and Tottenham have reportedly being eyeing the player to give them a solid cover between the sticks but in a recent interview to MaxiFootball, Lyon President Jean Michel-Aulas has said that the time period to sign the prodigious keeper has passed. The man spoke to the media at the beginning of July on a potential move for Lloris, “Hugo said he would like to leave if he had an opportunity to play in one of the five biggest European clubs… If any of these clubs made a proposal to the value of £16m, it will have a good outcome. If this is not the case before July 15, he will stay at Lyon for the season.”
Lloris was recently part of the French squad that participated at the European Championships and exited at the quarter final stage. At club level he has impressed with significant performances in the Champions League as well as the French League, even though his team has failed to win Ligue 1 since the last of their 7 successive domestic league conquests. One believes that Lloris will stay on in France this season and will look at giving his best at the highest level for his club. A top five European club is sure to come knocking in the near future.