Mauricio Pochettino’s Chelsea were reportedly looking to sign Hugo Lloris from Ange Postecoglou’s Tottenham Hotspur in the summer transfer window.
Accordingly The TelegraphChelsea called Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Hugo Lloris as the Blues searched for a new goalkeeper to replace Kepa Arrizabalaga.
Chelsea tried to sign Hugo Lloris from Tottenham Hotspur
Kepa joined Spanish and European giants Real Madrid on loan in the summer transfer window after Chelsea signed Robert Sanchez.
Sánchez then became Chelsea’s number one goalkeeper, who then began looking for a deputy.
Accordingly The TelegraphChelsea called Lloris, but moments later ex-Premier League and UEFA Champions League winner Djordje Petrovic signed for Revolution from New England.
Lloris is still at Tottenham.
We believe Chelsea made the right decision in signing Petrovic instead of signing Lloris.
The £100,000 a week (Spotrac) Lloris is now 36 and past his prime.
Lloris has been a regular at Tottenham for years and was unlikely to play second fiddle at Chelsea.
And the goalkeeper was also unlikely to have moved to Chelsea given the intense rivalry with London rivals Tottenham.
Petrovic is now 23 and could eventually become Chelsea’s number one goalkeeper.
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