Having decided it was time to leave Tottenham after 11 years at the club, Hugo Lloris thought he would find an easy exit door this summer.

However, the veteran goalkeeper is still at the club after a long transfer window that saw him receive offers, but not the ones he was expecting.

One of the stories surrounding the Tottenham player was a potential return to his old club OGC Nice, but Florent Ghisolfi, their sporting director, revealed the situation was never really on in an interview with Nice-Matin.

There has been speculation the 36-year-old may end up staying at Tottenham for the rest of his contract without playing, although that remains to be seen.

He has been replaced by Guglielmo Vicario under Ange Postecoglou, and while a move to Nice might have benefitted everyone, it never happened.

However, that doesn’t mean it won’t in the future, as revealed by Ghisolfi.

He said: “It’s a story that shows a lot about the current state of football and the impact of social media. In the last few minutes of the transfer window, an agent tried to get him to terminate his contract at Tottenham with the Nice carrot on the end on the end of the stick. He then leaked the story of a refusal to get it. He didn’t refuse Nice because the club never concretely offered him anything.

“As I told him at the end of last season, we chose [Marcin] Bulka, and we never imagined, financially or on a football level, the idea of Hugo coming in as a number two at Nice. But he’s a kid from the region, he loves the club. It’s a project that could correspond him with the right timing. We have him in a corner of our head.”

During his time at Tottenham, Hugo Lloris has been a huge part of all the ups and downs the club have faced, featuring in 444 games, conceding 508 and keeping 151 clean sheets.