Journo thinks replacing ‘world-class’ stars will be difficult

9 June 2023 - 11:22 pm

Journalist and transfer insider Dean Jones believes Tottenham will struggle to find a replacement for goalkeeper Hugo Lloris after he left the club.

The Lilywhites are having a tough season and sit outside the top four with seven games left.

Former manager Antonio Conte left the club after labeling his players “selfish” following the draw with bottom club Southampton, with interim boss Cristiano Stellini overseeing the draw with Everton and the weekend. Six late home losses to Bournemouth. A controversial win against Brighton and Hove Albion.

Tottenham goalkeeper update

Lloris joined Tottenham in 2012 and was named permanent club captain in 2015. During this period, he also captained the French national team to the 2018 World Cup title and the 2022 World Cup final.

However, with his contract expiring in 2024, this summer is chairman Daniel Levy’s last chance to cash in on Lloris before he leaves for free next summer.

Although this season’s performance is still praised as “world class’ – according to journalist Josh Bunting – there is a feeling in north London that clubs need to start planning for life without the 36-year-old.

However, Jones believes replacing the £110,000-a-week man will be no easy feat.

What does Dean Jones have to say about the future of Hugo Lloris?

said in an interview this is footballJones said he believes finding a replacement goalkeeper will be a tricky job.

Regarding Lloris’ future at Tottenham, the reporter said:

it is no way simple (Sign a new goalkeeper) because of this pressure That coming exist That Role. If you make Early high profile mistake and No recover from them, Who are you Instantly A fail and this team Then suffer as A result. so That is other thing arrive take Enter consider when Who are you replace someone of Lori’s experience. “

What’s next for Hugo Lloris?

The Nice-born goalkeeper’s career at the highest level is clearly starting to wind down after France announced their retirement from international football following their defeat to Argentina in the 2022 World Cup final.

He was described by ex-Spurs player Garth Crooks as “responsible in a big game” in the north London derby loss to Arsenal and has committed four errors leading to goals this season.

As Jones said, with Spurs looking to rebuild under a new permanent manager in the summer, Levy will face the daunting task of replacing someone with such an impressive legacy at the club.