Tottenham Hotspur captain Hugo Lloris has refused to rule out a move away from the club, saying that his future depends on that of manager Mauricio Pochettino.

The former Southampton boss has been linked with the Barcelona job ever since Luis Enrique revealed that he will leave the Catalan giants at the end of the season.

However, recent reports suggest that French champions Paris Saint-Germain want Pochettino to take over as manager at the end of the season, in place of Unai Emery.

Despite signing a contract extension tying him down to Spurs until 2022 just last December, Lloris has also been linked with a summer switch to the French capital.

“My destiny is linked to Mauricio, it’s a certainty,” the goalkeeper told French newspaper Le Figaro.

“He matters a lot to me. Our relationship goes beyond football, it’s a match, and one day he will be the best manager in the world. For me he is already. His presence and our relationship are the most important elements for me.”

Since moving to White Hart Lane from Olympique Lyonnais in 2012, Lloris has gone on to establish himself as one of the best goalkeepers in Europe and with an FA Cup semi-final coming up, he will be looking to win his first trophy as a Spurs player.

“There are things you cannot refuse, but that does not mean I am desperate”, the Frenchman stated when asked to discuss his ambitions.

“There are some teams that demand admiration, they are monsters for what they have done in their past, and in 10 or 15 years they will win again.

“Tottenham is not a club that always wins, but we are trying to create something. It’s not easy to fight against European monsters but it is a motivation.”


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