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‘It’s been so difficult’: £100k-a-week Tottenham star is ‘torn’ about his future

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Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Hugo Lloris has been linked with a move away from the club this summer.

The £100k-a-week goalkeeper has fallen down the pecking order at Tottenham and Guglielmo Vicario is now the first-choice goalkeeper.

The 36-year-old needs to leave in order to play regularly and he was linked with a move to clubs in Saudi Arabia and France.

Journalist Ben Jacobs has now revealed on Give Me Sport that the player is torn about his future as he is unsure about his next move.

Apparently, the goalkeeper was not keen on a move to Saudi Arabia and the other opportunities that came his way did not come with a guarantee of regular football.

Lloris is at the stage of his career where he might not be a first-choice goalkeeper for a lot of clubs and the Frenchman will have to accept a backup role in order to join his preferred clubs. Alternatively, he could drop down the level and join a mediocre outfit where he will get ample game time. It will be interesting to see what the 36-year-old decides over the next few months.

The Tottenham goalkeeper is currently running out of options with most of the transfer windows closed. However, Turkish clubs can still sign players until later this month.

The player was linked with a move to Newcastle as well, but the Magpies were not willing to offer him regular game time. He is unlikely to get that opportunity at Tottenham either if he stays until January.

Tottenham are reportedly ready to wait for the window to reopen in January and they would be open to the idea of letting the 2018 World Cup winner stay at the club until then even if it does not play.

Tottenham are now waiting for the player to sort out his future and it remains to be seen how the situation unfolds.

“If Lloris wants to stay at Spurs and not play until January, Tottenham won’t stand in his way,” said Jacobs.

“So, this is not Tottenham forcing Lloris out of the club. It’s Tottenham waiting, being patient and determining where he truly wants to go.

“There’s been some interest in Saudi Arabia, but Lloris hasn’t bitten. Newcastle were looking at Lloris, but they wouldn’t have been able to give him any game time either.

“So, I think that Lloris has been a bit torn because he’s starting to realise, having been ever-present and integral to the Spurs project, that wherever he goes next may not come with game time.

“Tottenham also won’t come with game time. And if he wants the game time, he may have to drop down to a level or move to a place that isn’t one of his top preferences.

“I think that’s why it’s been so difficult.”

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