Hugo Lloris will be free to decide about his future with Tottenham Hotspur in January, according to Ange Postecoglou.
The Tottenham manager singled out Lloris for praise in an interview with Football.London because of his demeanor off the field this year.
Lloris hasn’t played for Spurs yet this season, despite reports that he would be leaving during the summer.
Premier League game between Tottenham Hotspur and Newcastle United
Guglielmo Vicario replaced the 36-year-old in the Tottenham starting lineup, and he even dropped to behind Fraser Forster in the standings.
Naturally, Lloris led Tottenham until Ange Postecoglou joined the team. But since his deal doesn’t expire until the summer of next year, it appears that his days at Spurs are numbered.
The Spurs manager has now acknowledged that the player and the organization will decide Lloris’s future.
Postecoglou acknowledges that Lloris will determine Spurs’ fate.
In remarks to the media prior to Tottenham’s matchup with West Ham, Postecoglou complimented Lloris on his work ethic during this season’s training.
“That’s not a decision I made,” Postecoglou stated. Hugo and the club must make the decision. That power is not mine, and I don’t want it.
“I think it’s important that Hugo trains every day because he is a member of this squad. He has been nothing short of exceptional; if he weren’t, I would have to deal with it, but I haven’t had to.
I don’t take that for granted as a manager because I could run into issues with it. The players who aren’t playing are typically the ones that give managers the most headaches. It is up to him to decide.
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There have been rumors that Tottenham may ultimately choose to cut Lloris’ deal short.
With just over six months remaining on his contract, the Frenchman appears certain to depart in the upcoming months.
That would be a terrible way for Lloris to end her career after such a successful run in North London.
The former captain has been a devoted member of the team since being acquired in 2012 for a meager £12 million.
However, Vicario has been outstanding this season, and it was definitely the right decision to replace the goalie.