Connect with us

ARTICLES

“He would lose a season”- PL goalkeeper told not to move to Spurs as long as Hugo Lloris is there

Published

on

Paul Robinson Illan Meslier not to leave Leeds United for Tottenham Hotspur as long as Hugo Lloris is there

The Athletic Journalist Phil Hay (as covered by TTLAB), speaking on the Phil Hay show, claimed that Tottenham Hotspur are keeping tabs on Illan Meslier of Leeds United, who is arguably their highest-prized asset after Raphinha and Kalvin Phillips’ departure.

He said:

“It’s quite interesting that Spurs are one of the clubs looking at him as Lloris is getting into his mid-30s now and he is out of contract in 2024 and you would assume that Tottenham would now be looking at a succession plan for him.”

Now, former Tottenham goalkeeper Paul Robinson has advised the 22-year-old French star not to move to Spurs as long as his compatriot, Hugo Lloris, is still playing there. He told Football Insider in an exclusive column:

“Spurs would definitely be a forward move for him in his career. There would be no benefit of him going there and waiting his turn behind Lloris though. He would lose a season if he did that.”

Illan Meslier of Leeds United in action for France U21 against Germany U21 during the September 2022 international break. (Photo by Karina Hessland-Wissel/ Getty Images)
Illan Meslier of Leeds United in action for France U21 against Germany U21 during the September 2022 international break. (Photo by Karina Hessland-Wissel/ Getty Images)

Robinson, who scored once in his 175 appearances between the posts across all competitions for us after moving from Leeds to Spurs in 2004, added:

“I see no advantage in him going there to be number two to Lloris for a year. Meslier has to be the number one wherever he goes.”

Lloris is on a contract that expires in the summer of 2024. In the past couple of weeks, Lloris has shown his worth but then reminded us that he also has a mistake in him at times.

He was superb in our 6-2 win against Leicester City before the international break. However, he wasn’t up to his level in our 3-1 defeat against Arsenal on Saturday at the Emirates when he spilt Bukayo Saka’s shot for Gabriel Jesus to complete an easy tap-in.

Leeds United's Illan Meslier could be Hugo Lloris' successor at Tottenham Hotspur.
Leeds United’s Illan Meslier could be Hugo Lloris’ successor at Tottenham Hotspur. (Photo by George Wood/Getty Images)

Nevertheless, every Spurs fan knows his value. They also know that he is 35 years old and cannot keep playing forever. Robinson mentioned that there is talk of interest from Manchester United in the former Lorient goalkeeper.

Hence, Spurs, if they really do want Meslier, must move quickly. There is no point waiting for Lloris to completely see out his deal and then make a move for the young Frenchman.

More Tottenham News:

It could be too late by that point. Instead, we would be wise to assure him – or whichever goalkeeper we want to potentially replace Lloris with in the long run – promised gametime even if the 2018 FIFA World Cup winner continues to be on our books.

Spurs Transfer News

Evan N'Dicka has been with Eintracht Frankfurt since 2018 (Getty Images) Evan N'Dicka has been with Eintracht Frankfurt since 2018 (Getty Images)
ARTICLES13 hours ago

West Ham in the race with Tottenham Hotspur for 23-year-old Bundesliga centre-back

West Ham United and Newcastle in transfer race with Tottenham Hotspur for Evan Ndicka West Ham United and Newcastle United...

Argentina and Aston Villa goalkeeper, Emiliano Martinez, at the 2022 FIFA World Cup. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images) Argentina and Aston Villa goalkeeper, Emiliano Martinez, at the 2022 FIFA World Cup. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)
ARTICLES21 hours ago

Tottenham Hotspur eyeing move for former Arsenal goalkeeper to succeed Hugo Lloris

Tottenham Hotspur eyeing move for former Arsenal goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez to succeed Hugo Lloris Tottenham Hotspur are among teams that...

Ruslan Malinovskyi of Ukraine in the 0-0 Nations League draw against Scotland in September 2022. Ruslan Malinovskyi of Ukraine in the 0-0 Nations League draw against Scotland in September 2022.
ARTICLES2 days ago

Marseille exit race for 29-year-old Tottenham target due to increased price tag

Marseille no longer running after Tottenham Hotspur transfer target Ruslan Malinovskyi Olympique de Marseille (OM) have exited the race for...

Marcus thuram Marcus thuram
ARTICLES2 days ago

“He will have many offers”- Bundesliga coach makes honest admission about Tottenham target Marcus Thuram

Oliver Neuville thinks Tottenham target Marcus Thuram may not stay at Borussia Monchengladbach beyond this season Speaking in an interview...

Emerson Royal in Tottenham Hotspur training at Enfield. (Photo by Paul Harding/Getty Images) Emerson Royal in Tottenham Hotspur training at Enfield. (Photo by Paul Harding/Getty Images)
ARTICLES2 days ago

“He’s useless”- Pundit tells Tottenham Hotspur to sell 23-year-old player

Transfer News: Gabby Agbonlahor backs Tottenham Hotspur to sell Emerson Royal Former Aston Villa striker Gabby Agbonlahor has backed Tottenham...

Sofyan Amrabat of Morocco has a drink prior to the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Group F match between Canada and Morocco at Al Thumama Stadium on December 01, 2022 in Doha, Qatar. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images) Sofyan Amrabat of Morocco has a drink prior to the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Group F match between Canada and Morocco at Al Thumama Stadium on December 01, 2022 in Doha, Qatar. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)
ARTICLES3 days ago

Fiorentina chief delivers blow to Tottenham Hotspur in Sofyan Amrabat pursuit

Transfer News: Fiorentina director delivers blow to Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool in Sofyan Amrabat pursuit Fabrizio Romano‘s latest tweet on...

Richarlison of Brazil celebrates after scoring a goal. (Photo by Javier Mamani/Getty Images) Richarlison of Brazil celebrates after scoring a goal. (Photo by Javier Mamani/Getty Images)
ARTICLES3 days ago

Report: Tottenham’s Richarlison among four quality strikers on Real Madrid’s wishlist

Tottenham star Richarlison and Arsenal’s Gabriel Jesus on four-man Real Madrid striker shortlist Tottenham Hotspur forward Richarlison is on a...

Bryan Gil during his time in Seville. Bryan Gil during his time in Seville.
ARTICLES3 days ago

Report: Antonio Conte’s transfer stance on Spurs player with 73 minutes this season hasn’t changed

Tottenham Hotspur star Bryan Gil will be allowed to leave on loan if Antonio Conte brings in a replacement According...

Mohammed Kudus celebrates scoring for Ghana with Inaki Williams. Mohammed Kudus celebrates scoring for Ghana with Inaki Williams.
ARTICLES3 days ago

“Step up to a big club”- Inaki Williams gives ringing endorsement of Tottenham transfer target

Inaki Williams gives a ringing endorsement of Tottenham Hotspur transfer target Mohammed Kudus Speaking in an interview with Radio Marca...

Marcus Thuram headed to Tottenham? (GETTY Images) Marcus Thuram headed to Tottenham? (GETTY Images)
ARTICLES3 days ago

Tottenham Hotspur lining up move for France international playing in Bundesliga

Tottenham Hotspur lining up move for French striker Marcus Thuram According to journalist Ignazio Genuardi, via the Transfer Tavern (h/t Football....