Hugo Lloris reveals he is set for Tottenham exit before retirement

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Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris has revealed he does not expect to end his career in North London, as quoted by The Evening Standard.

What’s the word?

Mauricio Pochettino’s Tottenham side are on the verge of major changes as they edge towards a move to a new stadium and there could be wholesale alterations within the squad, as Hugo Lloris suggests a departure on the cards.

The 31-year-old World Cup winner is quoted by The Evening Standard as revealing he does not believe the Lilywhites will be the last club he plays for in his career, despite his contract running until 2022 – when he will be 35 and would celebrate a decade at the club.

While it is foreseeable that he could at the end of his contract, the fact that he would be well into the twilight years of his career raises the possibility that a goalkeeping change could be on the cards before that date.

Is it surprising?

Not really, no. Lloris has given plenty of years of service to Tottenham and has achieved success by winning the World Cup with France but may now look to lift honours at club level, which could lead to an exit if Spurs do not improve their chances of competing.

If Spurs do not win a trophy this season, Lloris will have spent seven barren years at the club and next summer may be his final chance to earn a move to a top European side that can provide the opportunity for him to compete.

It is also not a massive blow for Spurs as Lloris has often been guilty of mistakes and has arguably declined in recent seasons, which has suggested that Tottenham would benefit from a change between the sticks – and next summer may be the ideal opportunity to cash-in.