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£13m Tottenham player set to be replaced next season, this will be his last as a starter - journalist
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£13m Tottenham player set to be replaced next season, this will be his last as a starter - journalist

Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Hugo Lloris is now set to be replaced this season, with Graeme Bailey claiming this will be his last as a starter. 

Lloris has been a loyal servant to Spurs ever since he made the £13 million switch from Lyon way back in 2012 (The Guardian). 

The 35-year-old has been serving as Tottenham captain since 2015 and has been a consistent performer in north London. 

But 90 Min’s Bailey has told Team Talk that Conte is ‘almost certainly’ going to replace Lloris for next season. 

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Lloris to be replaced next season 

Bailey claims that Spurs are eyeing three possible goalkeeping targets in the Premier League – Jordan Pickford, Robert Sanchez and Illan Meslier. 

“Hugo Lloris has a deal until 2024, but it is highly unlikely he will be Tottenham number one after this season,” he said. 

“He has been up and down and it is understood Tottenham are looking for his long-term replacement. And we can reveal that a number of options are in the Premier League. 

“They have been linked to the likes of Jordan Pickford, Robert Sanchez and Illan Meslier, and these are the options for them. They really like Sanchez at Brighton – but it is likely that won’t be until the end of the season.”

“Lloris will go to the World Cup finals, and it will be interesting to see how he goes in Qatar.

“But barring injury and a real collapse in form, he will get the rest of the season at Tottenham – which will almost certainly be his last as number one.”

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Lloris has racked up an incredible total of 436 games for Spurs so far and has been ever present between the sticks. 

The France international remains an excellent shot stopper but has obvious weaknesses, like his distribution and composure on the ball. 

Conte seems set on his side playing out from the back and it would make sense for Spurs to start thinking about a goalkeeper who is capable of doing so. 

Lloris is now coming towards the end of his career and it seems sensible from Tottenham that they are now considering his replacement. 

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