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Hugo Lloris likely to return to France as Tottenham summer departure expected

Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Hugo Lloris is expected to leave the club at the end of the season, reports The Athletic.

The Frenchman’s contract expires in 2024, but both parties could be moving on in the summer.

Spurs have been linked with Brentford goalie David Raya and his Manchester United counterpart Dean Henderson.

More options will emerge once the north London club decide to let Lloris go, and the 36-year-old will go down in Tottenham history as a legend.

The former France international joined Spurs from OGC Nice in 2012 and has gone on to make 443 appearances.

The club’s next permanent manager could be keen on holding on to Lloris for one more season.

However, it makes sense to let him leave after 11 seasons of no trophies.

It is almost impossible to see him playing for another Premier League club, but nothing can be ruled out.

One of the newly-promoted clubs next term could look to sign him for one or two seasons.

One thing is certain, the Tottenham legend will not be short of suitors in England and across Europe once he leaves the club.

A return to France looks more likely, and Nice could be keen on having him back.

He has been constantly linked with a return to his boyhood club, and it could finally happen this summer.

A move to Major League Soccer could also happen.

The North Americans have constantly tried to grow their league by bringing in stars from Europe.

Lloris has what it takes to boost the MLS commercially, and the World Cup winner can still play at that level for a few years.

Saudi Arabia have taken over from China as the new destination for retiring European stars.

However, they have not been signing goalies and the clubs will unlikely be falling over themselves over Lloris.

Nothing is guaranteed as remaining at Spurs beyond this summer has not been completely ruled out.

However, he is nearing the exit door at the club, and he will already be thinking of his future.

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