Monday, 27th August, 2012
Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas has admitted that he will leave the decision over whether Hugo Lloris joins Tottenham Hotspur to the goalkeeper himself.
Aulas has confirmed that Lyon and Spurs are edging closer towards coming to terms over the 25-year-old, who has been chased by the London giants for much of the summer.
And thus Les Gones supremo believes that ultimately, the choice of whether the France number 1 plays his football at the Stade Gerland or White Hart Lane this season is set to come down to the preference of Lloris himself, and whether he can find an agreement with Tottenham.
"We’ve had a lot of contact", Aulas commented, speaking about Spurs’ approaches for Lloris.
"The positions [of the two clubs] have come closer together", he added.
"I told Hugo today what we talked about.
"It is he who holds the key, the decision belongs to him.
"I think Tottenham will want to speak to him to see if he can find an agreement with them in terms of what he expects, both on a sporting level and financially."
Lyon appear powerless to resist the loss of their first choice goalkeeper in the face of Tottenham’s approaches.
Andre Villas-Boas’ men had been unable to come to terms with Lyon for Lloris earlier in the transfer window, but now, flush with cash from selling Luka Modric to Real Madrid, Spurs are back at the table and close to agreeing a deal with Les Gones.
And the decision is set to come down to Lloris himself.