Depending on which side of the fence you are sitting, Hugo Lloris either has a few good years left in him as Tottenham Hotspur’s number one goalkeeper or the time is right to start scouring the market for a long-term replacement.
The long-serving skipper is 32 years of age these days and, while goalkeepers often reach their peak in their autumn years (see Edwin Van der Sar, Gianluigi Buffon and even Brad Friedel), it would be foolish to overlook the mistakes that have started to creep into Lloris’s game in the last few seasons.
France’s World Cup winning captain is still capable of truly exceptional performances, as Borussia Dortmund and Manchester City have found out in 2019 alone, but can Spurs really rely on him to end their long trophy drought as it ambles into a 13th year?
Speaking to France Football ahead of Tottenham’s Champions League opener away to Olympiakos on Wednesday, Lloris has admitted that his time in North London could be coming to an end. The MLS, in particular, is an intriguing prospect for a man who has spent seven years between the sticks at Spurs.
And judging by the reaction from some supporters on Twitter, next year might not be the worst time to bow out and hand over the gloves to a younger model.
can someone come collect their captain?— Luiz Fernando Rodas (@luizrodas) September 17, 2019
cheers hugo— ً (@thfcts) September 17, 2019
Why is he captain. Give it to kane already— JBF (@jbf_jack) September 17, 2019
Fine with this personally, he’s 32 and won’t improve anymore,so be it. Been a great servant for the club and he’s been here for ages, Be refreshing to get a young hungry keeper in and give Harry the armband— (@N17yids1) September 17, 2019
This is code for “I want a big paycheck from PSG” give the armband to Kane already sheesh.— J (@yidmendes) September 17, 2019
Good— Stambouli Software Ltd (@MabizelaToda) September 17, 2019
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