Hugo Lloris
Lloris' future hinges on Tottenham qualifying for Europe.Reuters

Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Hugo Lloris has warned the club that failure to qualify for the Champions League could see him leave White Hart Lane at the end of the season.

Spurs are currently level on points with fourth place Liverpool but host title favourites Manchester City on Wednesday and will be without Jermain Defoe for the final months of the campaign after his move to FC Toronto at the end of February.

The club will be looking to avoid a collapse which has seen them miss out on qualification for the Champions League in each of the last two seasons and Tim Sherwood's side risk with also losing their prized 'keeper should they miss out on the top four.

Lloris joined Tottenham in the final days of the summer transfer window from Lyon in Andre Villas-Boas' first season at the club and has been among the club's most consistent campaigners during a difficult season for the north London club.

And the France skipper says that without top tier European competition, he will consider his future with the Premier League side at the end of the campaign.

"The objective is to reach the Champions League. After that, it's to close the gap on the biggest teams in the league," Lloris told Telefoot.

"Without Champions League football? I've not thought about it. I must weigh things up at the end of the season."

Defoe has led the exodus from Tottenham since the departure of Villas-Boas, while Lewis Holtby, Etienne Capoue, Kyle Walker and Erik Lamella have all been linked with moves away from the club.

The attraction of playing in the Champions League is often significant in dictating the future of players across Europe, and with Lloris safe in the knowledge his talent would assure him of a move to any of the continent's big clubs it comes as no surprise that he would make such a threat.

Sherwood was handed an 18-month contract at Tottenham upon the departure of Villas-Boas and victory last time out at Swansea City represented a record fifth successive away league win.