Hugo Lloris “may have played his last game” for Tottenham after devastating injury blow.
That is the verdict of ex-Leeds United and Coventry City striker Noel Whelan, speaking exclusively to Football Insider editor Wayne Veysey about the goalkeeper’s dismal start to the campaign.
Lloris has made a string of unforced errors and the latest, in Saturday’s 3-0 defeat to Brighton & Hove Albion, ended with him falling and dislocating his elbow after failing to collect a cross.
Spurs confirmed last night that the World Cup winner will be sidelined until January with ligament damage.
“Lloris may have played his last game for Tottenham,” Whelan told Football Insider. “He’s starting to look like an accident waiting to happen at the top level.
“He’s struggling with high balls, the kind of distribution [Mauricio] Pochettino wants from him. He’s making all types of errors.
“That isn’t just this season, either. It was the same last season and the one before. He’s on the downhill spiral, that’s pretty clear.
“His absence is a chance for [Paulo] Gazzaniga to become the new number one. If he does really well, then Tottenham may decide to sell Lloris and bring in a younger keeper.”
Lloris, 32, is the captain of Tottenham and World Cup winners France.
He has made 307 appearances for Spurs since joining from Lyon in 2012 for around £10million and has also earned 111 caps for his country.
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