Former club captain Hugo Lloris has been frozen out of the Tottenham Hotspur squad after failing to earn a move in the summer transfer window.
The veteran shot-stopper has been at the club for 11 years since his arrival from French side Lyon but has been deemed surplus to requirements by new head coach Ange Postecoglou following the arrival of Italian Guglielmo Vicario.
Hugo Lloris not part of Tottenham’s plans
According to The Guardian’s David Hytner, the French World Cup winner continues to train with the squad but has no matchday involvement with Spurs anymore.
As reported earlier this summer, it was understood that Lloris was set to return to his hometown club Nice. However, a move never materialized, and now, unless he and Spurs can agree on a move to a club where the transfer window is still open, he will be forced to kick his heels until January when the winter window opens.
The window for the Saudi Pro League closes today and although he has received interest, Lloris has so far shown no inclination to go.
Unless something changes dramatically, Tottenham’s club captain of the previous eight seasons and a veteran of 447 appearances in all competitions will be reduced to a training ground support role.