Making it clear he wanted to leave Tottenham in the summer, Hugo Lloris never got the move he wanted, and eventually stayed at the London club.

He hasn’t made an appearance since Ange Postecoglou’s arrival, and appears to be biding his time ahead of the January transfer window, when something fresh will be explored.

Le Figaro in France have an article on the Tottenham goalkeeper’s situation, where they managed to talk to some people close to the veteran to see where everything stands.

One of the reasons why he stayed put was because he expected his club to allow him to leave for free a year before the end of his contract, but Daniel Levy ‘was hoping for a transfer indemnity’.

This obviously ‘didn’t please’ the player, who has now made it clear he no longer wants to hand out any gifts to those above him at the club.

Someone close to Lloris said: “His family comes before everything and he doesn’t want to go on an adventure or even worse, end up in a second-tier club.”

The Tottenham player is now ‘impatiently waiting’ for the January transfer window, hoping to find the exit route he has been hoping for, even if the situation of players such as David de Gea doesn’t exactly fill him with confidence.

Another source told Le Figaro: “At the start of the year, he will look at all options because he is no longer in his club’s plans even if he could easily help them out. Either he will bounce back (at a new club) or he will finish his season at Tottenham and could even bow out at the end of this one.”

As for his father, he said: “Hugo has always been transparent, and now, it’s backfiring on him. This situation is clearly affecting him. He wants to respect everything and gives his all during the week, but his misses the competition because he’s been in it all his life. It’s even more frustrating because he feels in great form.

“(Retirement) is not impossible. Hugo is a lad who plans, who anticipates a lot of things, but he has the mentality to bounce back in one way or another.”