Tottenham Hotspur have received a major boost ahead of their crunch clash against Fiorentina after Hugo Lloris returned to training and may start against the Serie A club on 25 February. The French goalkeeper is returning from a shoulder injury he suffered earlier in the month during their game against Manchester City.
According to the London Evening Standard, the Spurs skipper could return to the starting lineup to face Fiorentina, as the tie is delicately poised at 1-1 after the first-leg in Florence. Mauricio Pochettino has made progress in the Europa League also a priority along with their Premier League title charge and will be keen to make amends following their exit from the FA Cup at the hands of Crystal Palace.
Michel Vorm, who deputised for the France international, looked shaky during the clash against the Eagles, and was also partly at fault when Martin Kelly smashed the ball past him at the near post during their 1-0 loss in the fifth round of the FA Cup. The Argentine manager, however, could be tempted to take a cautious approach and give Lloris more rest as they face a grueling schedule in the coming week, which sees them take on Swansea City, West Ham United and arch rivals Arsenal in the space of seven days.
According to the Mirror, Tottenham are planning to offer the French stopper a new deal at the end of the season, if they secure Champions League football. The former Lyon star is contracted to the club until at least the summer of 2019, but the White Hart Lane outfit are keen to offer him a more lucrative deal to keep him out of the clutches of Europe's elite in the summer.
Meanwhile, the north London club do have some injury concerns ahead of their clash against Fiorentina, as Harry Kane and Mousa Dembele have been ruled out by the manager. The former suffered a broken nose during their game against Alan Pardew's side in the FA Cup, but is expected to return for their Premier League clash at the weekend, while the latter has suffered a muscular injury, which is likely to keep him out for around two weeks.