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Tottenham: Hugo Lloris contract talks underway

Tottenham: Hugo Lloris contract talks underway -Tottenham Hotspur News

Tottenham Hotspur are in talks with Hugo Lloris over a new contract, according to Football Insider.

The lowdown

The 34-year-old’ current deal is due to expire at the end of the 2021/22 season.

The £8.1m-rated Frenchman has been with Spurs for nearly a decade, having joined from Lyon in 2012. He is closing in on 400 appearances for the club and has kept 132 clean sheets to date (via Transfermarkt).

Lloris has won the World Cup and the UEFA Nations League with France and helped Spurs to reach the 2018/19 Champions League final.

The latest

A Tottenham source has told Football Insider that Lloris has ‘opened talks’ over a ‘long-term’ agreement, with the Frenchman hoping to remain with the north London club into his late 30s.

That’s because his family are settled in the area and he believes that ‘good times could be ahead’ under Antonio Conte.

Spurs, for their part, want him to put to pen paper and are reluctant to lose a player they perceive to be a key figure both on and off the pitch.

The verdict

Lloris is performing well this season, so you could argue there’s no real reason for Spurs to make a change between the sticks. Data from FBRef shows that he has the seventh-best shot-stopping record in the Premier League with 0.8 expected goals prevented, edging the likes of Alisson and Ederson.

What’s more, he produced ‘two massive saves’ in a display of ‘top class goalkeeping’ to help his country to win the Nations League in the autumn, as per a tweet from sports journalist Josh Bunting.

Given that Spurs clearly value his presence in the dressing room, who’s to say that he couldn’t transition to a player-coach role towards the end of any new contract? It certainly seems to be in the club’s best interests, both on and off the field, to keep him around for another while.

In other news, Paratici has received a boost in his pursuit of this striker


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