OGC Nice are eyeing a Bosman move for Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Hugo Lloris, who is keen on a return to France.

According to Foot Mercato, OGC Nice are closely monitoring the situation of Hugo Lloris. The Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper has emerged as a transfer priority for the Ligue 1 outfit, who are hoping to snap him up next summer. Lloris’s current contract at Spurs expires at the end of the season, meaning he will be available on a free transfer in about six months time.

It has made him a priority target for Nice as they prepare for the potential exit of Walter Benitez. The Argentine has been one of the best shot-stoppers in France this season, and he may end up leaving the club sooner than later. Benitez’s potential exit could pave the way for Lloris to return to his hometown club, with his status as a potential free agent making him an appealing option for the Ligue 1 outfit.

A native of Nizza, Lloris was a part of the Nice youth setup from 1995 to 2005, when he was promoted to the senior side. He went on to make 78 competitive appearances for Les Aiglons before joining Olympique Lyon in 2008.

After a four-year spell at Lyon that saw him make over 200 competitive appearances, the talented goalkeeper joined Tottenham in 2012. Since then, the Frenchman has featured in almost 400 matches for the North London giants, emerging as one of the most experienced players in the Premier League.

Lloris might have something to say in reply to the sensational jibes. (Photo courtesy - Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Is it time to bid adieu to Tottenham fans? (Photo courtesy – Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Lloris has continued to play a vital role for Spurs even at the age of 35, with the veteran notably keeping seven clean sheets in 17 matches this season. However, it appears his spell in London could soon come to an end, as the goalkeeper is not too keen on extending his contract that expires at the end of the season.

It opens the door for a potential return to France, with Nice emerging as an ideal destination. The club have enjoyed early success under new coach Christophe Galtier, and the potential addition of the 35-year-old could certainly help the club push a bit further in their quest to challenge PSG for the league title.

As for Tottenham, Lloris’ uncertain future at the club have forced them to look for options in the market. They are already considering a move for Sam Johnstone as a potential successor for the Frenchman, although Antonio Conte may also look towards the equally talented Dean Henderson.

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