Eccleshare appeared as a guest on the latest episode of the Totally Football Show podcast and he talked about multiple issues involving Spurs. One player that he was asked about was Hugo Lloris and if Spurs are looking to replace him or not. He made it clear that Lloris’ situation isn’t at a point where it is in any doubt, with his contract set to expire in 2023.
Should Spurs sell Lloris in the summer?
Jose Mourinho’s Spurs recently lost 3-0 to Manchester City in the Premier League and Lloris’ abilities were questioned in the outing. He conceded Rodri’s penalty despite getting a strong touch and allowed Ilkay Gundogan to find the net easily for the hosts’ second goal (as per Football.london).
Eccleshare discussed Lloris’ future and he feels that Spurs supporters have had doubts about him since his error in the 2018 World Cup final and his issues in the early part of the 2018/19 season.
The journalist said: “I don’t think it’s at that stage [of Spurs looking for a replacement]. Lloris is still the club captain. His contract expires not this summer, the one after. So I don’t think it is yet there.
“But I know people are starting to think that that is a position they really, really need to strengthen.
“I mean, some supporters have been sceptical about Lloris more or less since around that World Cup time when he, you know, made the error in that final and then he came back and had some issues off the pitch and you know, had definitely had a rick in him.
“So I think it’s one that they’ll have to look at at the end of the season. Unless of course, they think that Joe Hart, the current number two, is the solution but somehow, I don’t see that happening.”
TIF Thoughts on Lloris’ future…
34-year-old Lloris has made 23 Premier League appearances this season and the Frenchman has played once in the Europa League. In the Premier League, Lloris has picked up a rating of 6.72/10 so far (as per WhoScored).
His current rating for the season is much lower than what he got in the last two campaigns and that might be a reflection of the fact that he’s not getting better with age. According to Transfermarkt, he is rated at £10.8 million and with his value still as high as it is, Spurs might consider selling him while his performances don’t seem to be improving.