Hugo Lloris is set to remain at Spurs next season, according to emerging reports…
What’s the word?
Football Insider claim the 34-year-old captain is planning to extend his time at the club into a potential tenth year following talks with chairman Daniel Levy
The 123-time French international was facing an uncertain future in North London, where he has been since 2012. He has registered 371 appearances in the past nine years but will enter the final season of his current £100k-per-week contract this summer.
Lloris had been linked with Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint-Germain, where former manager Mauricio Pochettino is now in charge.
Should Lloris stay or go this summer?
Time to go?
Levy must consider a U-turn on this decision as it is time for a new era at Tottenham.
Jose Mourinho was sacked a month ago and whilst the quest for a new manager rumbles on, one thing remains clear – the Lilywhites need a clear out.
Perhaps it is a little unfair to suggest but the same players who cost Pochettino his job, are the same ones that have ultimately seen the Portuguese out the door.
This squad needs an overhaul, top to bottom, and there isn’t a better place to start than the longest-serving player and captain.
The 2014 World Cup winner has endured a slow and steady decline and has been at fault for several goals over the past 18 months or so. Defensive mistakes have been a recurring theme in Spurs’ season and that must be resolved under the new manager.
Last year, no other player had made more errors leading to a goal than Lloris since his arrival at Spurs, according to Sky Sports, whilst in 2018 he was dubbed a “liability” – and that hasn’t changed this term.
Lloris was described as “lettuce wrists,” “embarrassing” and as a “weak link” in this squad as recently as February following a goal-fest defeat to Everton in the FA Cup, with talkSPORT’s Jason Cundy urging him to move on this summer.
Levy must trackback over his stance on the £8m-rated star before he tarnishes his reputation with the Tottenham faithful even more.