Tottenham latest news: Spurs fans 'don't fully appreciate' £11.8m key figure

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Sky Sports reporter Michael Bridge reckons that Hugo Lloris is underappreciated by Tottenham fans and reckons that he will be missed if he leaves next summer.

The Frenchman is in his tenth season at the club but is out of contract in June and could leave on a free at the end of the season.

What's the latest news with Lloris?

Despite the captain being a free agent in less than nine months, he's continued to perform well this season and has been Spurs' seventh-best player, according to WhoScored with an average rating of 6.72.

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But Lloris' rating might be partly down to the fact he's kept three clean sheets all season, although that's not been down to any fault of his own.

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Besides Odsonne Edouard's second goal against Palace, the 34-year-old hasn't been at fault for any of the 13 goals that Tottenham have conceded in the Premier League.

Furthermore, Lloris has made the joint-fourth most saves in the top-flight this term (28) and has taken his form onto the international stage after winning the Nations League with France earlier this month.

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Lloris, who's currently on a run of playing 90 minutes in 57 consecutive league matches, is showing no signs of slowing down despite approaching his 35th birthday.

But Bridge doesn't think that he's rated highly enough by the Tottenham faithful.

What did Bridge say?

He told GIVEMESPORT: "I still don't think Spurs fans fully appreciate him. I think they'll miss him if he goes. I've actually had disagreements with friends of mine, some think he's too erratic, makes too many mistakes.

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"But it's a tough job being a goalkeeper because they always remember your mistakes, but you sometimes forget the mistakes. I have this theory of Lloris, you'll regret this because the goalkeeper is such an important position."

What does the future hold for Lloris?

Lloris' contract might run out next summer, but nothing in recent times has suggested that he's not good enough to continue playing at this level.

His level of performance and ability to remain fit has been impressive and whilst he's approaching the latter years of his career, top goalkeepers are not easy to find and therefore Tottenham should stick with him until his form dips.

Pierluigi Gollini has been playing in the Conference League and Carabao Cup, but as of yet, the Italian hasn't done anything to suggest that he's likely to replace Lloris moving forward.

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