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Next Tottenham exit takes shape as two sources confirm Saudi interest that star is ‘aware’ of

According to a few rumours, Tottenham Hotspur may continue their purge by selling Hugo Lloris to a team in Saudi Arabia.

Lloris is no longer employed by Tottenham after Guglielmo Vicario, who was acquired from Empoli in the summer, was named the club’s new starting goalkeeper. Spurs permitted their former captain to look into a departure over the summer. However, he still hadn’t found a new club before the end of the English transfer window.

However, Saudi Arabia’s transfer window is still open, so Lloris could theoretically relocate there. The Frenchman now has the option of moving to the Middle East, according to Football Insider and the Daily Mail.

Although no specific suitors are mentioned for the 36-year-old, the Saudi Pro League has been actively courting famous athletes with alluring offers this season.

According to The Daily Mail, Lloris is aware of the Saudis’ interest. After declining a last-minute return to Nice, he is now deciding what to do.

According to the report, Lloris will consider how any future decisions may affect his young family. But from Spurs’ point of view, he still has the go-ahead to depart.

Clubs in Saudi Arabia have until September 7 to finalize any remaining summer deals. Turkey, where the window is open until September 15, has also been cited by Football Insider as a possible location for Lloris.

Due to the delayed Super Lig deadline, Tottenham just sold Davinson Sanchez and Tanguy Ndombele to Galatasaray. Again, it’s unclear which specific Turkish clubs may be interested in Lloris, but it could become a possibility.

The former Lyon shot-stopper’s contract in north London has one year left. Over the course of his 11-year tenure with Spurs, he has made nearly 450 appearances, but he no longer plays a significant role for the team he captained until the end of the previous season.

To serve as Vicario’s primary deputy, Fraser Forster was promoted above him in the pecking order. Therefore, if he doesn’t leave Tottenham, Lloris runs the possibility of going idle for at least a few months.

Lloris’ readiness to relocate to Saudi Arabia has been questioned

According to an earlier Evening Standard article, he has previously turned down offers from Saudi Arabia, thus it seems probable that he will remain with the club until January.

Additionally, he was unable to reach a deal with Lazio earlier in the summer, and his late links to Newcastle also ended in failure.

He told Nice-Matin that an hour before the window closed, an agent called and mentioned the idea of joining Nice, which is why he decided to decline it on deadline day. The primary driving forces behind a player’s choice, which are far greater than financial considerations, are playing prospects and the sporting project.

“The fans and the team deserve better than a split-second decision based on an impromptu phone call or a clearly defined sporting project with one hour left before the window closed at a time when I wasn’t expecting it,” the player said.

There have been rumors that Tottenham could sever Lloris’ contract in its last year if his alternatives become limited. However, they will be watching to see if anything significant emerges from one of the markets that are still open over the next few days.

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