Tottenham Contemplating Sideline or Sale of Lloris as Squad Trimming Takes Priority


Hugo Lloris, the French goalkeeper, has been absent from Tottenham’s opening two matches under manager Ange Postecoglou. Lloris expressed his desire for a “new challenge,” which has led to his exclusion from the recent fixtures. The team’s new acquisition, Guglielmo Vicario, put up an impressive performance in his home debut, keeping a clean sheet in Tottenham’s 2-0 victory over Manchester United last weekend. It’s anticipated that Vicario will be supported by Fraser Forster in the goalkeeping department.

Premier League clubs are required to submit a squad list by September 13, consisting of a maximum of 25 players aged over 21, and this list cannot be altered until the January transfer window opens.

Postecoglou acknowledged the challenge of player selection, stating, “You can’t just have any number of players you want. There is a list and it is unlikely we will have three goalkeepers on our final Premier League list.”

Hugo Lloris, who has been with Tottenham since 2012 and has played 447 matches, is facing an uncertain future. He is not the only one in this situation, as there are currently 31 players over 21 years old in Tottenham’s roster.

Several other players, including Eric Dier, Japhet Tanganga, Sergio Reguilon, Tanguy Ndombele, Davinson Sanchez, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, and Bryan Gil, could also potentially leave before the upcoming transfer deadline.

“At the moment you can see by doing the maths, we have got too many players,” Postecoglou explained. “In terms of when we submit our final list, there will be guys here who won’t be on that list if nothing changes, so I am pretty sure that will change. From now until the end of the window, I am sure there will be some movement.”

Despite the absence of star striker Harry Kane, Tottenham displayed a dominant second-half performance against Manchester United. James Maddison has been a crucial figure in Postecoglou’s positive start as manager, and despite a recent ankle injury, he is expected to be fit for Tottenham’s upcoming match against Bournemouth on Saturday.

“Madders trained today unrestricted. We’ll see how he pulls up, but at this stage it looks like he will be available,” Postecoglou reassured.

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