Hugo Lloris unlikely to join Jose Mourinho at AS Roma claims Fabrizio Romano
Speaking on Chris Cowlin’s YouTube channel, reputed journalist and transfer expert Fabrizio Romano has ruled out the possibility of Tottenham captain Hugo Lloris reuniting with ex-manager Jose Mourinho at AS Roma.
Mourinho was sacked by Tottenham in April earlier this year, after spending 17 months in charge of the first-team. The Portuguese tactician had a rocky spell at the club and following his sacking, he immediately agreed to join AS Roma as manager ahead of the 2020/21 season.
Having now assumed duties at the Giallorossi, Mourinho has been linked with a swoop for some of his former players at Tottenham, including Spurs skipper Hugo Lloris.
The 34-year-old has been with the North London giants since 2012, having arrived from Olympique Lyon and has grown into a club icon. However, with him entering the final year of his contract, there have been speculations surrounding his future, with Mourinho seemingly keen on a reunion in Rome.
However, Romano, addressing the rumour, has insisted that there is nothing to it.
“I have been told at the moment no. At the moment, there is nothing going on about Lloris. They need to wait, they want to wait until the new manager (is appointed) because the style of the new manager will be important. They will decide after the new manager is appointed.”
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Lloris, at 34, may be entering the final phase of his career. But given his stature within the club as a leader, it would be sensible for whoever the new Tottenham manager is, to hold on to the veteran for at least another year. Whether that is the stance that is taken once an appointment is made remains to be seen.