Tottenham Hotspur are considering opening talks with goalkeeper Hugo Lloris regarding a new contract with the club, that is according to journalist Fabrizio Romano.
The French international shot stopper, who is currently valued at £13.05m, has two years left on his current deal, meaning it is scheduled to expire in the summer of 2022.
However, according to Romano, Spurs are mulling over whether to hold talks with the former Lyon man about potentially extending his stay in north London beyond that.
Meanwhile the Italian journalist also suggested that Jose Mourinho’s side are close to bringing another goalkeeper to the club in the form of former Manchester City and England man Joe Hart on a free transfer.
Tottenham have reached an agreement with Joe Hart to sign him as a free agent, here we go 🤝
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 17, 2020
Lloris has been a regular between the sticks for Tottenham for many years now after signing from Lyon for £11.34m back in 2012 (Transfermarkt). During his time in north London he has racked up 325 appearances for the club in all competitions, keeping a very respectable 112 clean sheets.
He enjoyed a strong finish to last season, indeed in the nine matches following the Premier League restart he was given a match rating of seven or higher seven times (SofaScore). Overall he managed to make 81 saves in his 21 league appearances, averaging 3.9 saves per game whilst also keeping out one of the three penalties he faced. Perhaps the only negative is that he made two major errors the lead to goals, but those did come earlier in the campaign.
Considering his recent form it is therefore understandable why Mourinho and Daniel Levy want to tie the World Cup winner down long-term, despite the fact he is now 33-years-old. He remains a top quality goalkeeper and as captain of the club his experience should prove crucial as Spurs look to try and break back into the top four in 20/21.
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