‘It’s the end of an era’: Tottenham captain Hugo Lloris reveals he wants to leave this summer after 11 years at the club
- Hugo Lloris wants to leave Tottenham this summer for a new challenge
- The keeper has one year left on his contract but is eager to leave
- Tottenham, who finished in eighth place, are looking for a new manager
Tottenham captain Hugo Lloris has revealed he wants to leave the club this summer for a new challenge.
The goalkeeper has been at Tottenham since 2012 and has one year left on his current deal, but Lloris said ‘it’s the end of an era’.
Tottenham, who finished the season with Ryan Mason in temporary charge, are looking for a new manager after a tumultuous campaign in which they had several different bosses and finished eighth in the Premier League.
Lloris thinks it might be a good time for him to move on and test himself elsewhere.
lloris said Nice morning: ‘We are coming to an important moment, whether for the club or for me. It’s the end of an era. I have cravings for other things.
Tottenham captain Hugo Lloris has revealed he wants to leave the club this summer
“I’m going to ask myself quietly to study what will be possible. But I don’t forget that I still have a year of contract with Tottenham and that in football it is always difficult to predict what will happen.
“The main thing right now is to recover well from my injury. I’m on vacation but I continue to talk and do my workouts. My goal is to be on top in July and then we’ll see what the future holds.
Lloris missed the end of last season through injury, with his final appearance coming in Tottenham’s 6-1 loss to Newcastle in which he conceded five goals in 21 minutes.
After starting his career at Nice, Lloris joined Lyon in 2008 then moved to Tottenham four years later.
He made 447 appearances for Tottenham, keeping 151 clean sheets.
Tottenham, who finished the season with Ryan Mason in charge on an interim basis, are looking for a new manager
Although Lloris still has a year left on his contract, he is eager to test himself elsewhere
Lloris earned 145 caps for France before his international retirement last year.
Should Lloris leave, it would give Tottenham extra work to do this summer, especially with the lingering uncertainty over Harry Kane’s future at the club.
Fraser Forster filled in the goal during Lloris’ absence but it seems likely a new keeper will need to be signed if the 36-year-old leaves for good.
Celtic boss Ange Postecoglou has been heavily linked with the managerial job at Tottenham.