Hugo Lloris, Tottenham Hotspur’s captain and goalkeeper, has indicated that he may have played his last game for the club. Lloris, who suffered a thigh injury in May, has been ruled out for the remainder of the season.
In an interview with French newspaper Nice-Matin, the 36-year-old expressed his desire to move on from Spurs, labeling it as “the end of an era.”
Reflecting on a disappointing campaign, Lloris acknowledged the significance of the current moment for both himself and the club. He stated his inclination towards seeking new challenges and carefully evaluating his options.
Despite having one year remaining on his contract with Tottenham, the experienced goalkeeper emphasized the unpredictability of football and the difficulty in foreseeing what lies ahead.
Lloris, who joined Spurs from Lyon in 2012 for a transfer fee of €10 million plus €5 million in variables, has made a remarkable 447 appearances for the club across all competitions. Should he depart this summer, he will leave a lasting legacy as a Tottenham legend.
However, the French international’s performances this season were not up to his usual standards, with Tottenham finishing in eighth place in the Premier League.
Lloris linked to return to Nice
Reports have linked Lloris with a return to Nice, the club where he began his professional career, making his senior debut during the 2005-06 season. When asked about a potential move, Lloris expressed his fondness for the city of Nice.
Nevertheless, he refrained from discussing concrete details, considering the ongoing commitments of both clubs and his personal connections with fellow goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel, with whom he shares a close friendship.
As Lloris awaits the unfolding of events, he left the outcome to fate. His future remains uncertain, and decisions regarding his next destination will likely be made in due course. Until then, he remains committed to fulfilling his obligations with Tottenham, respecting the club and its supporters.