Former Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Carlo Cudicini has backed Hugo Lloris to replace David de Gea at Manchester United, should the Spaniard leave the club.
De Gea’s future has become increasingly uncertain in recent weeks, with the goalkeeper looking poised to make the switch to Real Madrid in order to be closer to his girlfriend and family.
If De Gea does leave Manchester, Cudicini believes that Lloris is more than ready to make the step up and move to Old Trafford.
He said: “There are rumours about Hugo Lloris going there.
“Obviously, Manchester United are a top club and top clubs want a top goalkeeper and Hugo is definitely up there.
“It is tough, I would actually have expected Manchester United to be in the running to get Petr Cech as well.
“It is not easy and, because it is such an important position, you want to be sure. You want to make sure whoever you take is going to be there and perform for your team.
“I think Hugo Lloris could do that. Asmir Begovic is another goalkeeper that has performed very well in the past four or five seasons in the Premier League and you can place a bet on him as well.”
Should De Gea leave, many United fans see Lloris as the perfect replacement for the 24-year-old.
However, any excitement over a potential transfer has not yet gathered pace as any transfer for Lloris would involve the involvement of Daniel Levy, a notoriously tricky businessman.
With rumours circulating that United may lose de Gea for around £20million, United operatives may soon realise that they may end up paying more for Lloris than they receive for de Gea. As such, Louis van Gaal might be wise to look at other, cheaper options, such as Bernd Leno who has also been linked with the club.