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Sat 30 December 2023, 19:00|Tottenham Hotspur

We can confirm that Hugo Lloris will depart the Club on a permanent transfer to MLS side Los Angeles FC.

One of our greatest servants, seventh on our all-time appearance list with 447 in all competitions, captain for nine years, Hugo will end an 11-year association with us for a new adventure in America.

Signed from Lyon on 31 August, 2012, Hugo was 25 at the time, had 38 caps to his name for France and faced competition from Brad Friedel and Carlo Cudicini. He eventually secured the number one spot in November, 2012, and never looked back.

Fast-forward over 11 years, and Hugo can look back with pride on his time in N17. Named captain in November, 2014, he wore the armband until injury ended his 2022/23 season early in April, 2023. He led us out in the Champions League Final in 2019.

In that time, he became the first player to reach 300 appearances for us in the Premier League and remains our leading appearance maker in the competition on 361 – one of only two players to go past that 300 mark, alongside Harry Kane. He kept 127 clean sheets, placing him 12th in the league’s all-time standings. He’s one of only 17 goalkeepers to keep 100-plus clean sheets in the Premier League.

First capped by France in 2008, Hugo played at the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa and captained his country for the first time in November, 2010, against England at Wembley. He went on to be appointed permanent captain, leading Les Bleus out at Euro 2012, the 2014 FIFA World Cup, at Euro 2016 – where they suffered defeat at the hands of Portugal in the final on home soil – the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, where France won the competition for the first time since 1998 and Hugo lifted the trophy, and most recently at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, where his side were runners-up.

During that tournament, he broke Lilian Thuram’s record of 142 senior international appearances to become France’s all-time most-capped player. Hugo announced his international retirement the following month – January, 2023 – having amassed 145 caps in total.

We wish Hugo and his family all the best for the future.

We shall come together to say thank you to Hugo in person during half-time at Sunday’s match against AFC Bournemouth at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. If you’re attending the game, please remain in your seat at half-time as we celebrate the career of one of our modern-day greats.

Watch | Departing Hugo reflects on his 11 years at Spurs