What future for Hugo Lloris? While he benefited from an exit voucher and his name was mentioned in numerous transfer rumors, the French goalkeeper ultimately stayed at Tottenham Hotspur in the off-season. Problem: the ex-captain of the Blues does not fit into the plans of Ange Postecoglou, the new coach of Spurs. He prefers the Italian rookie Guglielmo Vicario as a starter, and the experienced British Fraser Forster as an understudy.
So, as The Guardian reports, the 2018 world champion - who is still training with the first team - could well be sidelined until the next transfer window in January 2024. Unless he finds – and the London formation too – an agreement with a club from Saudi Arabia in the coming hours, the transfer window being open there until Thursday evening, or from Turkey where the transfer market closes its doors on September 15.
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In recent weeks, Hugo Lloris has had no shortage of suitors. Saudi Arabia tried to enlist him by offering him a huge contract, but the player trained at OGC Nice would not be interested in a departure for the Middle East. He would also have declined an offer from Lazio Rome, unconvinced by the Biancocelesti project, as indicated by RMC Sport. Finally, he also refused to return to the Gym. “To be honest, I couldn't get involved without this common vision shared at least with the president and the coach. A guard is in place today. He has a promising career ahead of him. Join a club to play, build, perform yes, sign without sporting vision and direct sporting impact on the team, no,” he recently declared in an interview with Nice-Matin. Florent Ghisolfi, the Nice sports director, however denied having discussed with the 36-year-old goalkeeper. As a reminder, Hugo Lloris, under contract until June 2024, joined Tottenham Hotspur in the summer of 2012. For more than ten years, he was the starting goalkeeper for Spurs. The end of his adventure with the London club looks very sad given his past.