Sky Sports journalist Lyall Thomas has dropped a hint regarding a potential exit for Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Hugo Lloris.
As things stand, the 36-year-old is set to see his contract at the north London club expire in the summer of 2024.
With 22 appearances to his name this season across the Premier League and the Champions League, the veteran is still Spurs’ first-choice goalkeeper.
Despite this, his latest appearance saw him spill a shot that led to Aston Villa scoring the first of their two goals in the recent 2-0 defeat at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
This has led to some questions being asked of the shot-stopper regarding his future with the Lilywhites.
In a recent Q&A on Sky Sports’ live transfer blog, Thomas had this to say about the possibility of Spurs looking to move the Frenchman out of the club after a user accused Lloris of being a liability for the team.
He said: “Personally I think in the summer, yes. Having a goalkeeper capable of errors breeds uncertainty in the entire team.
“Lloris has been one of Tottenham’s best-ever goalkeepers, and signings for that matter, but football is a shrewd business and you have to be shrewd if you want to compete at the top. It’s almost time for Spurs to find their next top goalkeeper.”
Having joined Tottenham back in 2012, the goalkeeper has gone on to make 438 appearances for the club across all competitions, keeping 148 clean sheets in the process.
Should Hugo Lloris still be Spurs number one goalkeeper?
With 70 shots on target faced in the current league campaign, Lloris has saved 47 of them, giving him an overall save percentage of 68.6%, though 11 other goalkeepers in the division rank higher.
Moving forward, it seems as though Antonio Conte and the Spurs hierarchy have a decision to make at some point down the line regarding Lloris’ future at the club and whether or not they feel like he should continue being the No 1 goalkeeper.