Stephen Warnock, former footballer and current pundit, has expressed his belief that Hugo Lloris should leave Tottenham Hotspur, as the goalkeeper’s performance has declined and he is no longer a valuable asset to the club.
The 36-year-old joined Tottenham in 2012 for £12 million and has experienced both triumphs and setbacks during his tenure. However, Warnock argues that the time has come for the club to let go of its longest-serving player, as his mistakes have become increasingly frequent.
Tottenham’s recent match against Newcastle United showcased one of the team’s most disappointing performances, with a shocking 5-0 deficit within the first 20 minutes of play.
Lloris was forced to leave the game at half-time due to an injury, further highlighting the need for change within the team. Many fans are calling for a roster overhaul this summer, and Warnock is among those who think Lloris should be one of the first to go.
In an interview with Sky Sports News, Warnock emphasized the decline in Lloris’ performance, noting that the goalkeeper’s errors have become more frequent and damaging. Lloris’ status as club captain and his past successes with both Spurs and the French national team only serve to underscore the contrast between his previous accomplishments and his current level of play.
During the latter part of Mauricio Pochettino’s time as Tottenham’s manager, Lloris’ mistakes were already becoming apparent. Despite this, the club did not bring in a strong replacement to challenge the 2018 World Cup winner. Lloris’ decline in form has only continued to grow, suggesting that it may be time for him to part ways with the club.