Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris has been tipped to join Paris Saint-Germain on a mega-money deal – but not until the summer.
That is according to ex-England striker Kevin Phillips, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about the possibility of the Spurs skipper linking up with Mauricio Pochetinno in the French capital.
Pochettino was appointed the new manager of Paris Saint-Germain earlier this week, 14 months after his Tottenham exit.
As Football Insider revealed on Wednesday, Pochettino and Lloris “lunched with one another every day” while together at Spurs and had a relationship far closer than that of a player and a manager.
Asked by Football Insider if he could see Lloris wanting to reignite his hugely successful relationship with Pochettino in France, Phillips said:
“I think he would be very tempted. He has been a magnificent servant for Tottenham and we have seen over the past few games that he is back to his best.
“When you are close friends with the PSG manager, the sort of money he will have at his disposal could be ridiculous.
“The chance to move back to his native country and sign a four-year deal on ridiculous money?
“I am sure the player will look at that. It would be a big blow for Tottenham though because they would be a big pair of boots to fill.
“I would be very interested to see how it plays out. Nothing will happen this month but I could see it happening in the summer.”
Lloris has 18 months remaining on his contract at Tottenham.
The France World Cup winner has made 376 appearances for Spurs during his nine years at the club and started all 16 of their Premier League matches this season.