Lloris hints at Tottenham exit

The 27-year-old goalkeeper says the north London club are targeting Champions League qualification this term but, should they fall short, he would have to consider his options
Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris has opened the door to a transfer away from White Hart Lane at the end of the season if the club fail to qualify for the Champions League.

The France international joined the north Londoners from Ligue 1 side Lyon in 2012 and has impressed in a Spurs shirt since usurping Brad Friedel.

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But the 27-year-old, who still has another two-and-a-half years remaining on his current contract, has hinted that he may not be a Tottenham player for much longer if Tim Sherwood's men miss out on a place in the top four.

“The objective is to reach the Champions League. After that, it's to close the gap on the biggest teams in the league,” the French No.1 told Telefoot.

“Without Champions League football? I've not thought about it. I must weigh things up at the end of the season.”

Lloris helped Tottenham to a club-record point tally in the 2012-13 campaign under axed boss Andre Villas-Boas, and has kept nine clean sheets this term with only goal difference keeping Spurs out of the top four.