Although Lloris still has one year left on his contract, he told Nice Matin that he hopes to part ways with Spurs this summer and conclude his 11-year relationship with the team.
“We are coming to an important moment, for the club or for me,” he began. “It’s the end of an era. I have desires for other things.
“I will ask myself to study what is possible, but I don’t forget that I still have one year left on my contract with Tottenham and that, in football, it is always difficult to predict what will happen. What is essential at the moment is to recover well from my injury. I’m on holiday but I continue to talk and do my training.
“My goal is to recover in July, then we’ll see what the future holds for me.”
“You can’t go from a successful World Cup to being an average player in a few months,” the goalkeeper insisted. “I had a few hard knocks, I was a little inconsistent in my performance, I got injured twice. I came out of the World Cup pretty dull. The pace had been hellish before that.
“This is the first time in my career that I am unavailable. But I’m good in my head, in my body. This period will bring me freshness to still make me happy with my performance, my work. The most important thing is to find a project in which I flourish.”
Lloris made 31 appearances for Tottenham this season across all competitions, and the season overall was a tough one for everyone at the club due to injury issues.
“It’s not what we hoped for as a team. We made it halfway through the season rather well, in the Premier League and the Champions League. During the second part of the season, we experienced a lot of hard knocks on the collective level but also on the individual level with two injuries.
“We failed as a team by not being able to reverse the course of things. It’s disappointing but it’s part of the life of a top-level football club. The most important thing is to prepare as well as possible for next season and to learn from our mistakes.”