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World Cup Scout - Hugo Lloris

We run the rule over French keeper Hugo Lloris

Sky Sports Scout is our exciting feature where we scour the globe looking out for the best talent and bring you a report on what we find.

NAME: Hugo Lloris AGE: 23 (26th December, 1986) BORN: Nice, France POSITION:Goalkeeper CLUB: Lyon FACTS: Joined nice aged just 10 Sky Sports Scout Ratings: 0-10 - No hoper 11-20 - Should look elsewhere 21-30 - Might not make it 31-40 - Has work to do 41-50 - Keep an eye on him 51-60 - Great prospect 61-70 - On his way to the top 71-80 - Already World-class

Our Scout has now turned his attention to the World Cup finals and over the coming weeks will report on some of the best talent in South Africa.

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Next under our scout's gaze at the finals is French ace Hugo Lloris - recommended by Sky Sports reader Pierre Kline.

The scout reports...

Hugo Lloris is one of the youngest No.1s in France, but he is already considered one of the finest.

France have endured a poor World Cup, but Lloris has done little wrong for his country.

After being spotted by his local club Nice as a 10-year-old, he graduated to become their first choice by the time he was 18.

It did not take long for him to emerge as one of the best young keepers in Europe and in 2008 he was snapped up by Lyon to replace Gregory Coupet.

Even though Lyon's fortunes have not quite been the same during Lloris' tenure, he has confirmed himself as an outstanding goalkeeper.

Agile, a great shot-stopper with good feet and standing over 6ft, Lloris has almost everything you would want in a goalkeeper.

He is also very good at reading a situation and will come off his line if the situation calls upon it. Will surely establish himself as one of the world's top keepers in the coming years.

The scout says...

Despite the indifferent World Cup campaign, Lloris' stature has grown again and it is little surprise he is being tracked by a host of clubs.

Contracted to Lyon until 2013, they would no doubt resist any move, but with AC Milan, Manchester United and most notably Arsenal checking on him, a possible summer switch is in the offing.

The Scout rating...

Handling: 8 out of 10

Kicking: 8 out of 10

Agility: 8 out of 10

Judgement: 8 out of 10

Positioning: 9 out of 10

Shot-stopping: 8 out of 10

Current ability: 8 out of 10

Potential ability : 10 out of 10


Current value: £12million

Potential value: £20million

Your opinion...

You have read our opinion of Hugo Lloris - now we want your views. Have you seen Lloris in action? Do you agree with our assessment? Do you think he will make it?

And if you have spotted anyone you think we should feature then please get in touch using the same form. We will look to send out the Scout to follow up some of your leads.