There has been much speculation over the future of Hugo Lloris over the last couple of years and I stood alone suggesting he was 99% certain to stay at Spurs, which obviously he has. That was based on his footballing philosophy, his friendship with Mauricio Pochettino, who holds the same philosophy, his happiness at the club with a group of young players progressing and the knowledge that it is the project that motivates him, not money or immediate trophies.
Since then nothing has changed, the project has progressed, Spurs are a better side now and starting to challenge for trophies. The mentality Lloris sees as important, the winning mentality both on and off the pitch I stress so much, is the mentality Pochettino seeks and is slowly being instilled.
There will always be ups and downs, there will always be those who have doubts. I expressed my doubts about the mentality of Erik Lamela when he arrived while others made excuses for him. It certainly looks as if that has surfaced again, hip injuries don't keep you out for a season.
Real Madrid are reportedly looking for a new goalkeeper and Hugo Lloris has been mentioned but then David de Gea has apparently told friends that he is leaving Manchester United in the summer and that he is unhappy there. He wants a return to Spain and Real Madrid are known admirers.
That will leave Jose Mourinho looking for a new keeper and no doubt the press will latch onto our captain once again. We may well have a summer of transfer speculation, they do like a long running story afterall and I see one website today has already speculated on his possible replacements.
Lloris though, has made it clear that he will be staying at Tottenham as long as Mauricio Pochettino is here and as he is in for the long haul then so is Lloris. A trophy over the next couple of seasons will only cement that so an FA Cup win wouldn't go amiss this season.
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