If Lisandro Lopez
was in large part the main star of Olympique Lyonnais
’ first leg win of the UEFA Champions League
quarter final against Bordeaux
, the second leg star for OL was undoubtedly 23 year-old goalkeeper Hugo Lloris
The press was quick to single out his remarkable save against Wendel’s mighty header three minutes before the end of the match.
While Lloris has been garnering attention for sometime with his performance for both Lyon and Les Bleus, his recent accomplishments have got international clubs talking.
A year ago this time Arsène Wenger
was singing the praises of his fellow Frenchman, suggesting that he was France’s best goalkeeper, but denying any rumors that he might in fact replace Almunia
But today’s Daily Mail
reported that Manchester United’s Sir Alex Ferguson
has “stepped up his efforts to recruit French goalkeeper Hugo Lloris as a long-term replacement for Edwin van der Sar
"Stepped up his efforts" translating roughly into a £15 million offer.
Meanwhile France Football
is reporting that Willy Sagnol
has also told Bayern Munich
chiefs to take steps to recruit the young Niçois “immediately.”
No word yet of what sum "immediately" translates to.
However, barring any outstandingly majestic offers Lloris is with Lyon for another season.