Madrid turn their attentions to Spurs stopper

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Yesterday, we reported that Manchester United keeper, David De Gea had cooled links with him joining Real Madrid after he insisted he feels “loved” at United. It appears that the Champions League winners, Madrid have taken that note on board and have swiftly turned their attentions towards Spurs keeper, Hugo Lloris.

According to the Express, Madrid are now looking at the Frenchman to succeed, Iker Casillas, 33, who’s time with Madrid is coming to an end. Casillas has been a loyal servant to Real, but it appears his age is catching up with him and Madrid are planning for the future.

David De Gea had been short-listed to take over the number one jersey, but after cooling speculation, it seems that Lloris is next in line to take the shirt. Currently plying his trade at Tottenham, if their poor form continues, Lloris may feel inclined to listen to the whispers from Spain and make a potential move to the capital.

Lloris signed for Spurs in 2012 for £11m and has been a sturdy rock despite shaky times of late. A leader on and off the field, he is a like for like replacement for Casillas who also captained his side. Lloris has proven his ability for both France and Spurs in the toughest league in the world.

Could Madrid come calling for the Frenchman?