Tottenham keeper Hugo Lloris has admitted he had a “desire” to move to Manchester United in the summer.
The 28-year-old France international was earmarked as a replacement for United’s David De Gea, whose deadline-day move to Real Madrid collapsed at the 11th hour.
“A lot of things were said and written. There could have been a development there but the desired movement didn’t happen. I have a lot of affection for Tottenham. I feel respected, I have a very good relationship with the staff and I’m ready to play the best season possible,” Lloris told the Daily Mail.
Lloris, who signed a new five-year deal last summer, has insisted he is happy at the north London club and relishing Tottenham’s Europa League campaign.
“Between the Europa League and the Premier League, there are enough important matches. In the group stage, we will have Monaco and Anderlecht who were in the Champions League last season.
“You find the top level in all competitions, even though it’s of course exciting and important to play in the Champions League,” added Lloris, who was speaking ahead of France’s 1-0 friendly win over Portugal on Friday night in which he managed a clean sheet.