Hugo Lloris was linked with a transfer to PSG earlier this week, with The Solar claiming that he’s the “major different” to Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea this summer season.
On the chalkboard
United are reportedly prepared to just accept as much as £75m for De Gea, whose contract expires subsequent summer season, however the Spurs goalkeeper is seen as an efficient back-up.
Lloris, in fact, captained France to World Cup glory final summer season and helped his membership to the Champions League remaining, the place they have been crushed 2-Zero by Liverpool.
Which participant, although, is best, and who ought to PSG actually be focusing on?
Each performed on the World Cup and each have featured within the Premier League, the UEFA Nations League and the Champions League.
Lloris made a complete of 52 appearances for each France and Spurs and makes, on common, 2.9 saves per recreation. He made 0.1 saves from photographs within the six-yard field, 1.9 within the penalty space and simply 0.9 exterior of the field. By way of distribution, Lloris averages 30.5 passes per recreation, with 7.2 correct lengthy balls and eight.2 inaccurate.
De Gea, by comparability, makes 2.eight saves per recreation for Spain and United throughout 55 video games, barely fewer than Lloris. He made 0.2 saves contained in the six-yard field, 1.four within the penalty space, and 1.2 from exterior the field. He passes the ball much less, with 23.5 per recreation, with 7.1 correct lengthy balls and eight.6 inaccurate.
There’s maybe an argument to be made that Lloris is taking part in behind a greater defence, notably at membership stage, however the statistics are barely tit for tat.
De Gea, clearly, is best at stopping photographs from exterior the field however worse at denying strikers from close-range. That has maybe all the time been evident; the Spurs captain is seen as a world-class shot-stopper and that’s, by far, his finest attribute.
De Gea with the upside
It’s pertinent to check the ages of the goalkeepers; De Gea is 28, Lloris is 32.
Each, in fact, have loads of gasoline left within the tank. They’re every taking part in on the highest stage potential and so they have proved themselves a number of instances over.
It might merely come right down to which participant has the best upside, then.
The Frenchman has been there and carried out all of it and there are errors creeping in. He isn’t the goalkeeper Spurs signed any extra – he made errors in opposition to Chelsea, Liverpool and PSV Eindhoven simply this season – whereas De Gea was not his normal meme-worthy self in 2018/19. “Dave saves” however solely typically.
He’s the one who has one other decade, although, whereas Lloris maybe has half that.
One feels, then, that, given their comparatively comparable statistics, PSG usually tend to make a transfer for the United keeper.