Lloris On Lemar

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Dom Le Roy

Hugo Lloris has responded to transfer speculation over Tottenham’s potential acquisition of Monaco midfielder Thomas Lemar.

Exciting play-maker Thomas Lemar has been linked with a move from Monaco to Tottenham this Summer for the past few weeks, but Spurs skipper Hugo Lloris was keen to evade getting bogged down in transfer talk following France’s 3-2 win over England on Tuesday.

Post-match, the French number 1 was asked about his international team-mate’s future and whether or not they’d had words in private over the matter. Lloris responded:

“You are right to ask the question, but I cannot reply.”

“The Premier League is very exciting. All the Premier League clubs have the capacity and the ability to bring the best players in the world.”

At just 21 years of age, Lemar has contributed 14 goals and 14 assists in all competitions for Monaco, in a season that saw them smash expectations, winning the league title and reaching the Semi-Finals of the Champions League.

“In France, we used to have a lot of talented players,” He added. “It’s true that the new generation are fantastic, but we need to give them time to get the right maturity.”

“But as they showed, they are ready to compete at the best level. Let’s see what will happen in the Premier League.”

 

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