Hugo Lloris to leave Tottenham for LAFC

Los Angeles FC have confirmed they have reached an agreement to sign goalkeeper Hugo Lloris from Tottenham Hotspur.

The Frenchman announced his desire to move on from Spurs during the summer and has subsequently not appeared under new manager Ange Postecoglou, who instead put his faith in Guglielmo Vicario.

A summer move failed to materialise but Lloris has finally secured his exit, with Spurs confirming he will depart on a permanent transfer in the coming days.

“Hugo is arguably the most successful goalkeeper of his generation and a proven winner. We are incredibly excited that Hugo has chosen LAFC for the next phase of his illustrious career,” said LAFC co-president & general manager John Thorrington.

“He brings unprecedented leadership experience at the highest levels of football, which we know will greatly benefit our Club in our pursuit of more trophies. I would like to thank Tottenham for their collaboration, and I join all of Los Angeles in extending a warm welcome to Hugo, his wife Maine, and their three children to LAFC.”

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Spurs will hold a celebration for Lloris / Robbie Jay Barratt – AMA/GettyImages

Tottenham paid tribute to Lloris with a lengthy statement, remembering his 11-year association with the club which yielded 447 appearances across all competitions.

“We wish Hugo and his family all the best for the future,” Spurs concluded.

“We shall come together to say thank you to Hugo in person during half-time at Sunday’s match against AFC Bournemouth at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. If you’re attending the game, please remain in your seat at half-time as we celebrate the career of one of our modern-day greats.”


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