Graham Roberts has exclusively told Football FanCast that Hugo Lloris needs to extend his contract or leave this summer.
The Frenchman has about to embark on his tenth season in north London since signing from Lyon back in 2012.
However, the World Cup winner, who was ever-present for the first time in his Premier League career in 2020-2021, has entered the final 12 months of his deal and can therefore leave for nothing in 2022.
Nuno Espirito Santo has already reacted quickly and seemingly put plans in place for Lloris’ eventful departure by signing Pierluigi Gollini on loan from Atalanta.
Gollini, who would already appear to have moved ahead of Joe Hart in the pecking order, has been signed to become Lloris’ successor from next summer once he finally leaves, but Roberts doesn’t think Tottenham should miss out on a transfer fee for Lloris.
He exclusively told Football FanCast:
“If he doesn’t sign a contract, he has to go because we don’t want to lose him for nothing.”
Asked whether there’s a possibility Lloris could leave this summer, Roberts added:
“Maybe. If he doesn’t sign a contract, you don’t want to play a goalkeeper that at the end of the season is going to walk out.”