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Tottenham Hotspur: Hugo Lloris’ future in doubt

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Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Hugo Lloris‘ recent injury could prove to be the ‘beginning of the end’ in terms of his future at the club, according to transfer insider Dean Jones.

The Lowdown: Lloris injured

The 36-year-old has been ruled out for between six and eight weeks after suffering a knee injury in Tottenham’s recent 1-0 victory against Manchester City, meaning that Fraser Forster will now be the club’s first-choice ‘keeper.

Even prior to the Frenchman’s injury, Antonio Conte was said to be considering new options between the sticks, with the likes of Jordan Pickford, Jan Oblak and Andre Onana being linked with Spurs, so Lloris’ future in north London could now be in major doubt.

The Latest: Jones’ comments

Speaking to GIVEMESPORT, Jones indicated that Lloris’ injury could accelerate Spurs’ search for a new goalkeeper.

He stated: “I think what it does though, with Hugo Lloris having this time out, it’s going to be when Spurs consider what happens next between the sticks.

“This spell out might actually be the beginning of the end for Lloris at Tottenham. There are already question marks about whether he’s going to be their future number one.

“And if Forster can have a good run of form that proves he’s worth keeping at the club, then maybe Tottenham really do start to search the market for a new number one going forward.”

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The Verdict: Time to go?

The 36-year-old stalwart has been a fine servant to Tottenham, making 443 appearances for the club, but given his age and his recent penchant for errors, it is time for Spurs to start thinking about a long-term replacement.

Oblak could be a good option, given that he has plenty of experience playing at the top level with 74 Champions League appearances with Atletico Madrid. He has also recorded a better save percentage (77.2% to 72.5%), and averaged fewer goals conceded per 90 than Lloris (0.87 to 1.09) in the past year.

Jones floats the idea of Forster proving himself as a viable alternative, with Spurs’ assistant manager Cristian Stellini describing the Englishman as ‘perfect‘ for the Premier League.

However, the 34-year-old did not enjoy an encouraging weekend, conceding four times against Leicester City on Saturday, and a suitable replacement for Lloris should be signed in the summer.

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