Ex-Arsenal man shuts down thought of Spurs player joining the Gunners

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Speaking on the Highbury Squad Podcast, ex-Arsenal player Kevin Campbell reacted to the suggestion that Arsenal should sign Tottenham captain Hugo Lloris.

Arsenal are seemingly keen on signing a goalkeeper this summer, having seen two bids rejected for Aaron Ramsdale. It is even reported that the Gunners are now considering a third bid for the Sheffield United keeper within the region of £25 million (Sky Sports).

Tottenham, however, have already managed to make movements in that department. The first signing of the Nuno era at Spurs was the capture of goalkeeper Pierluigi Gollini from Italian side Atalanta.

The deal consists of an initial season-long loan, with an option to make the transfer permanent next summer for a fee of around £12.9 million.

Current Tottenham captain Hugo Lloris has been a key figure for the club since signing in 2012, however, the World Cup winner’s contract expires next summer and he is now 34-years-old.

When host Sophie Nicolaou suggested that Arsenal should try and sign the Tottenham captain, former Gunners striker Campbell replied: “I wrote shut it down. I am not going to even mention it. Did you see, I didn’t even flinch! Stop that. Stop it.”

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I don’t know what is funnier: Arsenal bidding £30 million for Aaron Ramsdale or the thought of Lloris wearing an Arsenal shirt.

Gollini seems like an excellent piece of business when you look at that deal, and with Lloris getting older by the second – a backup ready for his departure was very much needed.

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