Tottenham could terminate Hugo Lloris contract

Tottenham are contemplating terminating long-serving goalkeeper Hugo Lloris’s contract after the Frenchman failed to move on deadline day.

According to Football Insider, Tottenham could terminate Hugo Lloris’ contract after failing to offload the veteran goalkeeper on deadline day. Many reports linked the experienced Frenchman away, as ripping up his £100,000-a-week deal might become the only option to see his back.

Hugo Lloris had been an exceptional servant for Tottenham, making 447 appearances since moving from Lyon in 2012. After being their No.1 between the sticks for over a decade, there were indications last season that Spurs were about to move on from the veteran.

The arrival of Gugliemo Vicario from Empoli and his subsequent promotion to the No.1 spot has ensured Fraser Forster takes up the deputy role. Ange Postecoglu has frozen Lloris out of his plans, and no way would change that in the future.

Tottenham had given the green light for Lloris to find a new club and move on to a new challenge. Until deadline day, there had been various links, including some to Saudi Arabia and Turkey. A while back, the Frenchman reportedly rejected a move to Lazio, which may have suggested he had a plan in mind.

Until late on deadline day, the news on Lloris remained silent, but then a link to Newcastle United emerged. The report concluded by insisting the Frenchman does not want to move up north, and for the time being, he remained a Tottenham player.

Then OGC Nice reportedly made an offer for Lloris after terminating Kasper Schmeichel’s deal at the club. There certainly was an opening for Lloris to explore a new challenge in a city he so dearly likes. Yet, there are apparent complications in accepting a proposal and leaving Spurs.

Lloris has a year left on his £100,000-a-week Tottenham contract, and to make matters simple, the club are now contemplating terminating this deal. It would allow Lloris to receive a sizeable pay-off from Spurs and then become free to join whoever he wants; in this case, Nice.

It would cost Spurs to terminate his deal, but they could look for a cheaper solution than paying Lloris his wages in full for the season. Nice could also benefit from the decision as they could still sign free agents beyond the transfer deadline.

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