Hugo Lloris fears he may become an unexpected victim of a Jose Mourinho-led overhaul at Tottenham, Football Insider understands.
The Spurs captain and long-time number one was an untouchable under ex-boss Mauricio Pochettino and was one of the closest players to him off the pitch.
A Tottenham source has told Football Insider that Lloris has told friends he believes he may be heading for the scrapheap under newly-appointed Mourinho.
He believes the Portugese could look to recruit a new number one as looks to make his mark on recruitment in the coming transfer windows.
A new goalkeeper signing is unlikely in January, but it is on the cards next summer despite the favourable impression made by Paulo Gazzaniga during Lloris’ injury absence.
The France World Cup winner, 32, is out until the new year with an elbow injury sustained while making the latest in a series of errors during the 3-0 defeat to Brighton in early October.
Lloris was the firmly-established number one throughout Pochettino’s reign and the manager stuck by him despite a clear drop in standards in recent seasons.
He has made 307 appearances for Tottenham since signing from Lyon in 2012 and has been regarded as one of the world’s best keepers for much of the subsequent time.
Mourinho is renowned for making big selection calls over goalkeepers.
He famously axed another Premier League great in Petr Cech when he returned for his second spell at Chelsea, promoting Thibaut Courtois to first choice.
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