Alasdair Gold has been speaking on his latest YouTube video to discuss the future of Hugo Lloris at Tottenham Hotspur amid his contract situation.
The Frenchman is currently playing into the final season of his contract with the north London club having joined Spurs back in 2012 for a fee in the region of £11.34m (via Transfermarkt).
What should Spurs do with Lloris?
Let him go
Extend his contract
Lloris has gone on to make 385 appearances to date for the Lilywhites, however, as it stands, Spurs do face the possibility of losing their club captain on a free at the end of the season.
Over the summer, Tottenham brought Pierluigi Gollini into the club on an initial loan spell from Atalanta, who could be viewed as a potential long-term option to succeed the Frenchman.
And discussing where the future of the French international could potentially lie, Gold had the following to say on where he feels Spurs stand in his contract situation.
“I think it’s all on Hugo, quite frankly. I think he’s starting the season, again, very consistently, as I felt he was last season. I’d be stunned if he continues in this way that the club don’t offer him an extension, but then it’s down to Hugo and whether he wants to stick around.
“His family obviously will be very settled here, but I know he had hopes – I think he said it before – of playing back in France before he retires. And I think there was also talk about potentially an MLS move at one point.”
TIF Thoughts on Lloris’ future…
We think Lloris has been a fantastic servant for the north London club over the course of his nine years with Tottenham and we still feel he is playing at a high enough level to continue in the Premier League.
Despite Tottenham’s defensive issues last season, the Frenchman was still able to keep 12 clean sheets throughout the Premier League campaign (via Transfermarkt).
The £8.1m-rated ace is still classed as one of the best goalkeepers in the world by some and we think Spurs may struggle to find a goalkeeper available in the summer who could live up to the standards that the 34-year-old has set during his time in N17.