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‘He has to go’ – Tottenham instructed to sell first-team star

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Spurs have been urged to let go of a long-serving player who has entered the final year of his contract.

Former Tottenham defender Graham Roberts has called on Nuno Espirito Santo to sell Hugo Lloris this summer.

Tottenham recently completed the signing of 26-year-old goalkeeper Pierluigi Gollini on a season-long loan from Atalanta. Gollini is expected to challenge Lloris for the starting spot in the coming season.

Lloris has been a reliable player for Spurs over the years, having registered 126 clean sheets in 373 appearances in his nine-year stay at the club so far.

However, as things stand, the World Cup winner’s future at the north London side remains up in the air as he is yet to sign a contract extension despite his current deal running out next summer.

“If he doesn’t sign a contract, he has to go because we don’t want to lose him for nothing,” Roberts told Football FanCast.

“Maybe. If he doesn’t sign a contract, you don’t want to play a goalkeeper that at the end of the season is going to walk out.”

Lloris is not the only player with question marks over his future as Tottenham’s vice-captain Harry Kane is also heavily linked with a move away from the club this summer.