Despite the notable departures of star striker Harry Kane and several other players earlier in the summer, one player who has yet to secure a move away is Hugo Lloris.
Lloris, Tottenham’s long-serving goalkeeper, had previously hinted at the possibility of a departure, stating that it was the end of an era for him at the club. However, despite his desire to explore other opportunities, he acknowledged his contractual obligation to Tottenham and the unpredictability of football.
Now, with just one year remaining on his current contract and earning around £100,000-per-week while being sidelined, it appears that Lloris’s future at Tottenham may be in jeopardy.
Journalist Pete O’Rourke, writing for Football Insider, suggests that Lloris could even see his contract terminated. According to O’Rourke, Postecoglou has already made up his mind about Lloris’s departure and has given approval for the veteran goalkeeper to leave the club.
Despite Lloris’s significant contributions to Tottenham over the years, including captaining the team last season, his recent fitness issues and poor form have led to him being benched in favor of Fraser Forster.
It’s worth noting that Lloris holds a special place in French football history, having become France’s all-time most-capped player, surpassing Les Bleus icon Lilian Thuram. French national team manager Didier Deschamps has described Lloris as an “exemplary” player, recognizing his remarkable career achievements.
Lloris’s departure from Tottenham, if it materializes, would mark the end of an era for the veteran goalkeeper at the club where he has made 447 competitive appearances over the last 11 years.