Jose Mourinho may have made his mind up to sell Tottenham superstar Hugo Lloris after Wednesday’s defeat to Everton.
That is the view of former Premier League striker Noel Whelan who, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, suggested the 34-year-old captain’s poor performance only pushed him closer to the exit door in north London.
The shot-stopper conceded five against the Toffees, including a fiercely-struck Dominic Calvert-Lewin shot which he managed to get both palms to but failed to parry away.
Lloris, who has played 28 times across all competitions and has been an ever-present in the Premier League this season, has come under fire for a handful of mistakes in recent years.
As revealed by Football Insider last month, PSG manager Mauricio Pochettino is keen on signing the France international after the pair became “close friends” during their time at Spurs.
Whelan has insisted there may be a transfer on the cards in the summer and that the 2018 World Cup winner’s displays may have made Mourinho’s mind up for him.
Whelan told Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge: “I think once that tendency to make mistakes creeps into some players’ games, it’s always there, and it was there again to be seen against Everton.
“When you think about that he might be on his way into the season to Paris-Saint Germain, you think to yourself that might be an easy one to let go after what keeps cropping up.
“I think he’s helped out a lot of things there and maybe a lot of decisions are already made in Jose Mourinho’s head but maybe, just maybe, it’s not a bad thing to lose Lloris in the summer and try and bring in somebody new.
“Maybe he’s been there too long as well at Tottenham and he needs a change, sometimes you can get stale at clubs and everyone needs a different kind of experience to bring you back to life and get the best out of you.
“Maybe that’s something that player and club are really seriously thinking about as well but I don’t think the mistakes have helped him, I think it makes it easier to let players go.”