Tottenham are keen to terminate Hugo Lloris’ contract and agree a pay-off with the long-serving goalkeeper, sources have told Football Insider.
The Frenchman, 36, is in the final year of his Spurs deal and has been completely frozen out of the first-team picture by Ange Postecoglou – who has made up his mind on the veteran’s future.
Lloris has not made a matchday squad in the 2023-24 campaign and was overlooked in favour of rookie Brandon Austin when number two Fraser Forster was sidelined with a back injury for the Premier League opener against Brentford in August.
The World Cup winner was free to leave the club in the most recent summer window must could not find a club before the transfer deadline.
A last-gasp move to Nice collapsed and talk of a potential mega-bucks move to Saudi Arabia also failed to materialise.
Sources say Lloris, who earns a reported wage of £100,000-a-week, has no future at Tottenham under Postecoglou.
That is despite the 36-year-old playing between the sticks for France just one year ago as they reached the final of the World Cup in Qatar.
New first-choice shot-stopper Gugliemo Vicario has been a revelation since arriving early in the summer window from Empoli for a reported initial fee of £17.2million.
The 27-year-old has kept four clean sheets and conceded 15 goals in 12 Premier League outings.
Lloris joined from Lyon in 2012 and has gone on to make 447 appearances in a Tottenham shirt – 361 of which have come in the Premier League.
But a combination of injuries and bad form in the 2022-23 campaign saw him lose his place to backup Fraser Forster and it now appears his time at Spurs is up.
Tottenham sit fourth in the Premier League after a strong start which saw them emerge as surprise title contenders.
The Lilywhites are next in action against fifth-place Aston Villa on Sunday (26 November).
In other news, Tottenham ready to accelerate move to land Postecoglou’s “dream signing”.
what a sad story.