Tottenham Hotspur’s long-serving captain, Hugo Lloris, is reportedly considering his future ahead of the summer transfer window, with a potential move to French club Nice not ruled out.
The veteran goalkeeper has been a loyal servant to the North London side, spending an impressive 11 years at the club.
However, his recent performances have raised concerns about his future, as he made several costly mistakes this past season, directly leading to goals. On top of that, he has become injury prone.
He has suffered two long-term injuries since January. An injury against Manchester City in February ruled him out until April and soon after his return, he suffered another injury during their 6-1 defeat to Newcastle which ultimately ended his season.
While Lloris still has a year left on his contract, it is widely anticipated, as reported by L’Équipe last month, that the former France captain will depart from Tottenham this summer.
The 36-year-old shot-stopper has been linked with a move to Saudi club Al-Hilal, who have reportedly made a lucrative offer, tripling his current wages.
Additionally, his former club, Nice, in France, has also emerged as a potential destination.
“I can’t speak about concrete things. The club has to finish the season first, there are two goalkeepers of high quality, including one that I’m good friends with in Kasper Schmeichel. You can understand that it’s difficult to speak about these kinds of subjects.
“I’ll let fate handle things.”
A return to his hometown would be an emotional one for the goalkeeper, who was born and raised there before graduating from Nice’s academy.
He played 78 games for Nice and seems to find the prospect of returning to the club where he kickstarted his career appealing.
Lloris is set to attend Saturday’s match against Lyon, where he will be honored with a trophy, recognizing him as Nice’s best player of the century.
As the transfer window approaches, all eyes will be on Lloris as he contemplates his next move, potentially bidding farewell to his long-standing tenure at Tottenham Hotspur.