Hugo Lloris to Manchester United: Deal to replace David De Gea scuppered after Tottenham goalkeeper fractures wrist

The injury was suffered in the close season

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Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Hugo Lloris potential move to Manchester United to replace David De Gea has taken a major blow – the club have announced that he has sustained a fractured wrist during the close season and is doubtful for the start of the next campaign.

Spurs said on Monday that the 28-year-old player “will continue to work alongside the first team squad to build up his fitness in a bid to be ready for the start of the season.

“Our medical team will continue to monitor his rehabilitation and progress during pre-season,” they added on the club's official website (www.tottenhamhotspur.com).

Lloris joined Spurs from French side Lyon in 2012 and has since made 122 appearances for the London side.

The 67-cap France captain was one of Spurs' most consistent performers as they finished fifth in the Premier League last season.

 

It has been reported that United will move for Lloris this should De Gea move back to Spain for Real.

The Spanish goalkeeper De Gea has been strongly linked with a transfer to back to his native country this summer.

Tottenham's first match of the season is against Manchester United at Old Trafford on 8 August.

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