Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris wanted on free transfer by boyhood club Nice when contract expires at end of season

HUGO LLORIS is considering rejoining Nice next year, according to reports.

The Tottenham goalkeeper and captain's contract at White Hart Lane expires at the end of this season.

And if he decides against extending his stay in North London or is not offered an extension, he could return to his boyhood club.

According to Foot Mercato, Nice are lining up an approach to land the experienced stopper.

The Ligue 1 side can make a swoop and agree a pre-contract free transfer for the summer from January.

Les Aiglons' current No1 is Walter Benitez.

But Benitez is expected to leave soon, opening a gap in the team.

Lloris, 35, first signed for Nice aged ten and made his senior debut at 18.

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He spent three years in the first team before joining Lyon in 2008.

In 2012, Spurs secured a £12m deal to land him when Andre Villas-Boas was in charge.

Approaching a decade on, Lloris has made 392 appearances for the club.

However, he is still yet to lift any silverware with Tottenham, whose last trophy was the League Cup way back in 2008.

In Lloris' time, Spurs have lost two League Cup finals and the Champions League final.

On the international stage, though, he has enjoyed far more success.

The 136-cap stopper picked up a runner's-up medal at Euro 2016 final but went one better at the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

Lloris wore the captain's armband as France secured their second World Cup triumph.

This year, he added the Nations League to his trophy cabinet.

Antonio Conte does have former Atalanta goalkeeper Pierluigi Gollini in his squad but would surely make a new signing a high priority next summer should Lloris leave.

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