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Tottenham Hotspur veteran opens up on potential Ligue 1 return

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Tottenham Hotspur star Hugo Lloris talks about a potential move to OGC Nice.

Tottenham Hotspur star Hugo Lloris talks about a potential move to OGC Nice

In an interview with BFM Nice Cote d’Azur (h/t Evening Standard), Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris talks about his potential move to French club OGC Nice next season.

Lloris has been an integral part of Tottenham’s journey for an impressive 11 years, donning the captain’s armband and leading the team through highs and lows. However, recent seasons have seen the veteran shot-stopper make a few uncharacteristic mistakes that have cost his team dearly.

These performances have understandably raised concerns among the fans and management, questioning whether it may be time for a change. The 36-year-old has also faced the unfortunate burden of injuries, suffering two significant setbacks since the beginning of the year.

A February injury against Manchester City forced him to the sidelines until April, and just as he made his comeback, he fell victim to another injury during the team’s disappointing 6-1 defeat to Newcastle, prematurely ending his campaign.

With a year remaining on his current contract, it has been widely speculated, in accordance with reports from L’Équipe, that Lloris will bid farewell to Tottenham this summer. As talks about his future continue to circulate, Saudi club Al-Hilal has reportedly made an enticing offer, tempting the Frenchman with triple his current wages.

Speaking about the situation, here is what the Tottenham captain had to say about his future

“I can’t speak about concrete things. The club has to finish the season first, there are two goalkeepers of high quality, including one that I’m good friends with in Kasper Schmeichel. You can understand that it’s difficult to speak about these kinds of subjects. I’ll let fate handle things”

Tottenham Hotspur star Hugo Lloris talks about a potential move to OGC Nice. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
Hugo Lloris’ time at Tottenham seems to be coming to an end (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

However, it is Lloris’ connection to his hometown that has piqued the interest of many. While he refrained from delving into specific details, his affection for the club and the city resonated in his words.

Lloris’ potential move back to Nice would not only serve as a professional decision but also an emotional one. Returning to the club where he honed his skills in their esteemed academy could be a fitting farewell to an excellent career.

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Before any final decision is made, Lloris will be honoured by Nice as he attends Saturday’s match against Lyon, where he will be presented with a trophy, recognizing him as Nice’s best player of the century. Let’s see if the story continues beyond just this trophy.

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