Could Liverpool make an ambitious January move for Tottenham’s Hugo Lloris?

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Hugo Lloris of Tottenham Hotspur attempts to save as Kevin Wimmer of Tottenham Hotspur scores an own goal for Arsenals first during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur at Emirates Stadium on November 6, 2016 in London, England.
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Hugo Lloris is embroiled in a contract stand-off with Tottenham Hotspur chairman Daniel Levy, who refuses to pay his players over £100,000-a-week.

Tottenham’s captain and star goalkeeper Lloris is currently engaged in a contract dispute with the London club as his wage demands exceed the wage structure that Daniel Levy has implemented at Spurs. Lloris is currently on £80,000-a-week and is looking for a pay raise, but not necessarily a move away from the club.

There has been no indication from any leading media outlet that Liverpool would be interested in making a move for Lloris but as one of the best goalkeepers in the world, the Reds should definitely consider making a shock bid for the French international.

Right, it’s incredibly unlikely that Spurs would be comfortable letting their captain and first choice goalkeeper leave, but with Daniel Levy’s wage structure, it means that Lloris will have to compromise in order to stay at the club and as he’s in his peak, I can imagine he’d feel entitled to more than his current wage.

A huge stumbling block would be what it would cost to buy Lloris from Spurs. At 29 years of age, he is very much in the prime of his career and is easily the second-best goalkeeper in the Premier League behind David De Gea. I can imagine, with central defenders being bought for over £40 million, that it would cost over £50 million to buy Lloris.

While it may be extremely unlikely, it would be great for Liverpool’s squad depth to have Loris and Lloris in goal, but it’s highly probable that Lloris will sacrifice his wage demands to stay at Tottenham. Also, there is the fact that Liverpool still have Simon Mignolet and that Klopp has made no indication that he intends to replace him, but when you’re challenging for the league, you have to have the best players and Lloris very much fits this description.

Here is a clip of what Lloris is capable of:

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