Tottenham Hotspur chairman Daniel Levy reached an amicable settlement with club legend Hugo Lloris before letting him leave the club in January, according to the Mirror.
Spurs fans were dealt with the hard reality of seeing a club legend leave the club in the winter transfer window when it was announced that Hugo Lloris had joined MLS side Los Angeles FC on a free transfer.
Lloris has served the club well for the better part of the last decade. He has made 444 appearances for the North London club during his stint here. He came to the N17 in 2012, from French side Olympique Lyon.
The French World Cup winner was the captain of the club until the end of last season. His poor performances last season, compounded with injury woes and the fact that the club decided to pull in a different direction this campaign effectively pushed Lloris out of the first team.
Throughout the first half of the season, Lloris never played a game for Postecoglou but continued being an important figure behind the scenes. His presence would have definitely helped Guglielmo Vicario settle into the club without any hassles.
An able successor made this hurt less
The mere fact that the club hardly felt the exit of Hugo Lloris was down to how impressive Vicario has been this season. The Italian goalkeeper has taken to the Premier League like a fish to water.
Lloris still had six months left on his contract when he left on a free transfer. The club did the right thing though, by agreeing a £2m settlement with him. It would not have left a good taste in the mouth had the negotiations turned ugly. Both parties have now moved on. After all the years of good memories created together, the last thing that we would have wanted would have been an ugly breakup. As it is, it’s bad that the last appearance of Lloris in a Spurs shirt saw him ship five goals in 20 minutes.
Lloris will surely be enjoying living life in the United States. Let’s hope he can continue impressing in the MLS with his performances. Lloris will always be welcome at Spurs and hopefully, we could see him in a coaching role in the future.