Sherwood: Tottenham would demand 120 million euros for Lloris

Amid rumors the France goalkeeper could seek an exit from White Hart Lane to secure Champions League soccer, the Spurs coach says the club isn't prepared to sell.
Tottenham boss Tim Sherwood has slapped a 120 million euro price tag on Hugo Lloris, insisting the club is not willing to offload the goalkeeper.

The France international moved to White Hart Lane for 13 million euros from Lyon in 2012 and still has two years left on his current Spurs deal.

Rumors have been rife that the shot-stopper is eyeing a move away from North London to secure Champions League soccer, with Paris Saint-Germain reportedly keeping tabs on him, but Sherwood is adamant the club wants to hold onto the 27-year-old.

“He is one of the best keepers around,” the Spurs boss said, as quoted by the Daily Mirror. “Of course, people are going to want him. But I’m also sure the club won’t be tempted to get rid of him. He is one of the top goalies and unless someone is going to spend 100 million pounds (120 million euros) on him — and keepers do not get bought for that money — I don’t think he will leave.

“It was only that kind of figure that tempted the club to sell Gareth Bale — and he desperately wanted to leave and progress his career at Real Madrid.

"[Lloris] hasn’t got to play a blinder for France at the World Cup because people already know what he can do. They know he is a fantastic goalie. Even if he was terrible for France, I don’t think it would make a difference as to how people view him. Everyone can recognize it.

“He has never said to me or anyone else at the club that he wants to leave. And he does not perform like he wants to leave. He gives everything all the time and that is why he is a favorite of the players and fans.”

The Spurs boss is also confident striker Emmanuel Adebayor will commit his future to the club, despite the Londoners’ priority of adding further firepower up front in the summer.

Sherwood has already hinted at a move for Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku, but believes Adebayor’s resurgent form since he took charge of the club should encourage the Togo international to stay put.

“Adebayor is a pleasure to work with and is a good role model for younger players,” the coach added. “He trains excellently, conducts himself well and I’ve never had a problem with him.

“He has married his talent with a top attitude and has been reaping the rewards since I got here. I’m sure he wants to be part of the future here. I don’t think he wants to keep moving clubs. His family is settled in London and he just wants to help us win as many games as possible.”