Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Hugo Lloris has been linked with a move away from the club in recent months.
The 36-year-old French goalkeeper has fallen down the baking order at the North London club and he was linked with a move during the summer transfer window. The Frenchman ended up staying but he has not been able to play regularly for Tottenham this season.
The North London outfit signed Italian international Guglielmo Vicario at the start of the season and he has been the first-choice goalkeeper for Tottenham.
Newly appointed manager Ange Postecoglou has recently been asked about the future of Lloris and the manager revealed that the player’s future is not his decision. The player and the club will be handling the situation.
“It’s not my decision,” Postecoglou said to Football London. “It’s a decision for Hugo and the club. I don’t have that power and don’t want that power.
“Hugo is a member of this squad and how he trains every day is important to me. If he wasn’t then I’d be dealing with it but I haven’t had to, he has been absolutely first-class.
“As a manager I don’t take that for granted because that could be a problem for me. For most managers it is the ones who aren’t playing who give you the biggest headaches. It’s his decision to make.”
It remains to be seen whether Lloris leaves during the January transfer window. Even though he is 36, he is still good enough to play at a high level and he could be a key player for most clubs.
Leaving in January would be ideal for all parties. The French goalkeeper will be able to get his career back on track with regular football and Tottenham will be able to get his wages off their books.
There have been rumours that Tottenham would look to terminate his contract as well. His current deal expires at the end of the season and it remains to be seen how his future pans out.