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Update On This Tottenham Hotspur Custodian’s Future: Good Move For Everyone Involved?

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In a recent report, Football.London has provided an update on Tottenham Hotspur custodian Hugo Lloris’ future. It is expected that the French keeper will remain with Spurs beyond this summer despite having just over a year left to run on his current contract at North London (via Football.London).

Lloris’ Unimpressive Form At The English Capital This Season

Lloris is having an underwhelming campaign at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium as he has struggled to be consistent as Jose Mourinho’s first-choice keeper. The 29-year-old has been guilty of making some poor mistakes at the back which has cost his team some results this season.

The former Nice talent has made 38 appearances for Spurs this term, conceding 43 goals and securing 12 clean sheets in various competitions. The French shot-stopper is averaging 0.5 clearances and 5.3 long balls per 90 minutes in this Premier League campaign. However, he needs to be more accurate when distributing the ball from the back, as evidenced by his pass completion rate of 69% in the English first division (stats via whoscored).

The way Lloris has been playing this season, it will make more sense for Spurs to recruit a new keeper who can replace or at least compete with the Frenchman for a place in Mourinho’s first-team next season.

Update on Tottenham Hotspur custodian Hugo Lloris' future (Lloris is in action in the picture)
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What Does The French Goalie Bring To The Table?

On his day, Lloris can still be a decent keeper for Spurs but those days have been few and far between for him in the Premier League this season. He is prone to committing some poor errors on the defensive end of the field. However, there is no denying that the 119-time Frane international has still got sensational reflexes that help him pull off some world-class saves at the back. He can also position himself well to make a clearance when required.

Lloris To Remain A Tottenham Player: Good Move For Everyone Involved?

However, father time is catching up with Lloris, so it is integral for Mourinho to bring in more competition for him or let him go this summer and bring in a suitable replacement capable of being Tottenham’s undisputed number one keeper.

At 34, Lloris is a player on the decline as he has only got a handful of seasons left in him. Even then, having a goalkeeper of his experience around the Spurs dressing room would benefit the club in the coming seasons. With all things considered, keeping the French sensation at North London seems like a good move for both the player and the club.

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