Why was Lloris holding up another club’s shirt today?

Hugo Lloris Euro 2012 Penalty

The Tottenham star was making a celebrated return to his hometown club in France.

With Michel Vorm's signing announced yesterday, at first glance the picture below seems to show Spurs number one and French captain Hugo Lloris proudly holding up another club's shirt. And what's worse, it has his name on it!

But Spurs fans needn't worry, Lloris hasn't jumped the Spurs ship and signed for another club, he was only visiting his hometown club Nice, where he started his career as a professional in 2005. 

The shirt in question was merely the Frenchman's own shirt from his time at the club, given pride of place in the Ligue 1 side's museum.

The Frenchman is something of a legend in the south eastern city, having become one of the most decorated players to ever emerge from its academy.

Lloris was in Nice's youth teams for 9 years before he finally made his debut for the first team at the age of 18.

He would go on to play 77 times across three seasons for Les Aiglon, being called up to the national team for the first time in his final season at the club, before a €8.5 million move to Lyon in 2008, where he would experience great success and seize the French goalkeeping jersey.

Since then Lloris has captained the side at the European Championships and World Cup in Brazil, and has won 61 caps for Les Bleus.

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