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Tim Sherwood says it would take $165 mil to pry Hugo Lloris from Spurs

Apr 6, 2014, 6:02 PM EDT

Eden Hazard, Hugo Lloris AP

Well this is reasonable.

Tottenham’s flame-out has cost them a look at the UEFA Champions League, and it follows that rumors abound of outside interest in UCL-desiring goalkeeper Hugo Lloris.

Rarely short on colorful comments, Spurs manager Tim Sherwood has claimed that chairman Daniel Levy won’t sell the French backstop for anything less than 100 million pounds (approximately $165 million).

Calling Lloris “one of the best keepers around,” Sherwood issued  a challenge to the big clubs of Europe by dropping the B-word: Bale.

“He is one of the top goalies and unless someone is going to spend £100million on him – and keepers do not get bought for that money – I don’t think he will leave.

“It was only that kind of figure that tempted the club to sell Gareth Bale – and he desperately wanted to leave and progress his career at Real Madrid. He hasn’t got to play a blinder for France at the World Cup because people already know what he can do. They know he is a fantastic goalie.”

Spurs host points-desperate Sunderland on Monday at White Hart Lane and watched as Manchester United jumped into sixth place with a romp over lifeless Newcastle on Saturday. Tottenham’s minus-4 goal differential means a draw would keep them in the seventh spot.

  1. achap39 - Apr 6, 2014 at 6:06 PM

    Oh, shut up, Sherwood. Your squad can’t even score against- much less beat- a top form team right now…and you’re talking about Lloris?!?

    You might not even be the freaking manager next year with the way things are going.

  2. jslip1 - Apr 6, 2014 at 6:08 PM

    I like Sherwood’s brash style, but his time at the Lane is limited. These comments don’t help. Lloris and Vertonghen have both, to varying degrees, indicated they’d consider leaving the Lane if Spurs don’t make the top four. Comments like this, combined with talking on the phone from the stands aren’t going to do him any favors.

  3. thfc54 - Apr 6, 2014 at 6:39 PM

    He is one of the best in the world for sure. But when they bring in the new manager he will want plenty of money to buy yet a new squad. So sell him….that is tongue in cheek by the way:)

  4. bman0921 - Apr 6, 2014 at 8:09 PM

    He’s not even one of the best in the Premier League let alone best in the world

  5. mknow406a - Apr 8, 2014 at 12:18 AM

    Meanwhile in Spain, knowing that Barca can’t bring in any players, Real Madrid is drafting a 100,000,000 pound offer….

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