Tottenham's passion for Lloris
is excluded from the list due to Vicario... What is the next destination?

Tottenham's passion for Lloris
is excluded from the list due to Vicario... What is the next destination?

10 years of dedication’s reward = release?

News Published 2024.01.04 | Lucas Kim

French goalkeeper Hugo Lloris, 37, who left Lyon (League 1) and defended Tottenham's goal for 10 years from 2012-13 to 2022-23 season, played a key role under various coaches during 11 seasons. While serving as the team captain, he consistently demonstrated both performance and leadership. Nonetheless, owing to a notable decline in his performance since the previous season, he found himself among the players listed for release in January.

(Photo = Footballist)

Despite situations where he didn't have to concede goals during the 2022-23 season, he continued to deliver performances that made it challenging to solidify his position. 

In the end, Postecoglou (58), the new manager this season, tried hard to recruit another goalkeeper, and brought in Italian goalkeeper Guglielmo Vicario (27). And Lloris' position was reduced due to Vicario's brilliant saves in the 2023-24 season.

(Photo = The Sun)

"The Boot Room," an English football news outlet, reported that under Post-Coglou, Lloris was also not in by Frazier Foster, the two-option goalie, in the last season. He explained that the reason was unstable build-ups and frequent mistakes at important moments.

In the midst of reports about Lloris's next destination under these circumstances, "The Sun" has identified Saudi Arabia as the most likely option. The news outlet also indicated that when the transfer window opens in January next year, several teams from Saudi Arabia are expected to step forward for negotiations.

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Lucas Kim (h2kim2025@chadwickschool.org)