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RUMOR: Hugo Lloris an option for Inter Milan to replace Onana


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There are two parts to this transfer rumor story, involving three clubs, two of which are not Tottenham Hotspur. The first part, which doesn’t involve Spurs at all, is this: Manchester United is apparently very close to the signing of Inter Milan’s goalkeeper Andre Onana, who would take over for David De Gea if the deal goes through.

Interesting, I know. But what does that have to do with Tottenham? Well, that’s the second part — according to a report in Footmercato, Inter are currently advancing talks with one of their preferred option to replace Onana, and it’s... Hugo Lloris.

The report claims that discussions have taken place with Hugo over the past day or so, and that they see him as an experienced keeper who could instantly step in and replace Onana in the starting lineup.

This is, to put it mildly, unexpected. In my mind, and likely a lot of others’ as well, I anticipated Hugo leaving for a quiet farm upstate some medium-sized club in France like Nice or Reims or something, perhaps a hop across the pond to MLS. I didn’t anticipate him potentially landing at the club that went all the way to the Champions League final this past season.

Even more interesting is this — Guglielmo Vicario’s other potential suitor in the transfer market was Inter Milan. Spurs signing Googly Elmo and Inter ending up with the guy Vicario is replacing is a little bit funny.

It’s the Italian media so we should always take these reports with a grain (or several grains) of salt. That said, if Inter really is Hugo’s destination, then I’d be less inclined to void Hugo’s contract so he can sign there on a free. Let’s try and get a little cash out of that club yeah?