Pochettino in ‘regular contact’ with Lloris as PSG line up blockbuster swoop
Mauricio Pochettino is in “regular contact” with Tottenham skipper Hugo Lloris as Paris Saint-Germain line up a blockbuster summer swoop.
The long-standing Spurs number one will be a crossroads in his career this summer, when he enters the final year of his contract.
Pochettino is keen to be reunited with Lloris, 34, and hand him a starring role at French giants PSG back in his homeland.
A Spurs source has told our reporters that the pair are in “regular contact” and the former White Hart Lane manager would love to sign the keeper in the next window.
This site revealed last month how 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.
The France World Cup winner does not have the same rapport on a personal level with Jose Mourinho.
But they respect one another and the keeper remains the undisputed number one at Tottenham.
That is a status he has held for nearly a decade, since signing from Lyon in 2012.
Pochettino also came close to signing another Tottenham star in January but a sustained loan pursuit of Dele Alli was knocked back.
Lloris, who turns 35 in December, has been the subject of growing criticism from supporters in recent seasons and made some key errors in Wednesday’s FA Cup defeat to Everton.
His future is up in the air and while the club have opened initial talks over a blockbuster new deal, nothing has been agreed.
Lloris has kept 120 clean sheets in 353 appearances for Spurs, starting all 22 of their Premier League fixtures this season.