Hugo Lloris has joined Spurs in a dramatic deadline day deal from Olympique Lyonnais.
Lloris will sign a 4-year contract at Spurs. The deal is estimated to be worth €10m plus €5m in add-ons.
The French goalkeeper arrived at Spurs Lodge in the afternoon to undergo a medical examination. Spurs and Lyon had not yet agreed a fee for Les Bleus’ #1 at that point.
“Hugo Lloris is in a plane for London, to Tottenham, even if the deal hasn’t been completed yet,” said Olympique Lyonnais’ president Jean-Michel Aulas.
Lloris was linked with a move to Spurs all Summer, but the negotiations between Spurs and Lyon turned out to be a strained and dragged out affair.
Aulas spoke after the Europa League draw in Monaco to criticise the negotiation tactics of Spurs chairman Daniel Levy.
“The negotiation with the Tottenham directors has been the hardest I have ever had to undergo in these 25 years.”
“We are up against club directors that are very particular, even inconsistent, because in these discussions, they can change things overnight. What we thought we’d agreed at 5am is not the same at 10am.”
“There is a 50/50 chance that Lloris will join Tottenham.”
Lloris eventually completed his medical later in the evening and the transfer was announced officially at 10pm local time.