In a recent report by French outlet Le Figaro, the spotlight has been cast on the discontent of Tottenham’s goalkeeper, Hugo Lloris, as he expresses a strong desire for a January exit from the club.
Lloris had openly communicated his intention to part ways with Tottenham during the summer transfer window, attracting interest from a host of clubs, including Al-Hilal, Nice, Inter Milan, Real Madrid, and Lazio. Despite the substantial interest, negotiations fell through, resulting in Lloris being sidelined and yet to make an appearance in the current season.
The void left by Lloris has been filled admirably by new signing Guglielmo Vicario, who has proven to be exceptional between the sticks. Fraser Forster has assumed the role of the second-choice goalkeeper, further complicating Lloris’s path back into the starting lineup.
Earlier in the season, manager Ange Postecoglou confirmed that Hugo Lloris would not be included in the final squad registered for the ongoing season, exacerbating the goalkeeper’s frustration.
The root cause of Lloris’s discontent, as revealed in the report, is an apparent contract dispute. Lloris had anticipated a free transfer a year before his contract’s scheduled end in the summer of 2024, expecting Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy to approve it as a parting gift from the club. However, Levy insisted on a transfer fee, souring the relationship between the two parties.
Sources close to Lloris, as reported by Sport Witness, underscore his priority — his family — as he seeks a move to a competitive club rather than settling for a secondary or less ambitious side. The veteran goalkeeper is reportedly “impatiently waiting” for the January transfer window, hopeful of securing a move away from Tottenham and a fresh start at a more suitable club.