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Spurs 'keeper Lloris open to MLS switch

Hugo Lloris (Getty Images)
Hugo Lloris (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Hugo Lloris says he does not plan to finish his career with Tottenham Hotspur and would be open to a future move to the Major League Soccer (MLS).

France international goalkeeper Lloris has racked up over 300 appearances for Tottenham across all competitions since joining from Lyon in 2012 and he still has three years to run on the contract extension he signed back in 2016.

The 32-year-old has no immediate plans to leave the club he has captained since 2015 and it would appear, he is happy to see out the remainder of his contract at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

However, Lloris has also now admitted that it has never been his intention to end his career with Spurs and he is open to a new adventure in the future, with the United States being one destination he could consider.

"I do not think I’m going to finish (my career) at Tottenham," Lloris told France Football.

"I still have a few years ahead of me. In any case, I will do everything to make the most of it. You also have to know when to say stop at the right time, but I’m not against the idea of discovering something new.

"That could be the United States. I do not know, I always had trouble looking in the medium term. I am more focused on the short term."

Lloris did come under criticism at certain points last season following a number of high-profile mistakes, but he has been in decent form so far this term, featuring in all five of Spurs’ Premier League matches to date.

The World Cup winner feels Tottenham have come on leaps and bounds since he arrived at the club and he insists he has never considered leaving over the past seven years.

"I never really opened the doors [to the idea of leaving Tottenham] because I felt like I was happy where I was,” he added.

"I can tell the difference between the state of the club the day I arrived and today. The club has evolved at an incredible speed."

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