Speaking to Football Insider, ex-Tottenham goalkeeper Paul Robinson has tipped Spurs to negotiate a new deal for club favourite Hugo Lloris after the outlet’s original report that lucrative talks were underway, with the former England international voicing his approval of the rumour.
Since signing for Spurs in an £11.8m move nearly a decade ago, Lloris has gone on to amass 325 appearances for the Lilywhites in all competitions whilst keeping 112 clean sheets in that time, marking him out as one of the Premier League’s most reliable presences between the sticks over his eight-year stay despite various inconsistencies (Transfermarkt).
Should Lloris be handed a new deal?
Yes, need all the experience we can get
No, too inconsistent
As a result, despite still having two years left on his current £100,000-a-week contract, chairman Daniel Levy and co reportedly see fit to offer the Frenchman a ‘lucrative’ new deal, with talks getting ‘underway’ over the last week (Football Insider).
Indeed, as Tottenham allegedly work to secure a ‘blockbuster‘ deal this summer, Robinson has raved over what would be a good bit of business, especially after the club’s moves for Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, Matt Doherty and free agent Joe Hart as backup to Lloris.
The defensive side of the squad appears fully reinforced ahead of a busy 2020/21 Premier League campaign, one which may require rotation, especially in cup competitions.
Having made 137 starts in the top flight for Spurs, Robinson knows what makes a solid Lilywhites shot-stopper, and he has since given a firm thumbs-up to the club’s reported intent to tie down Lloris with a longer north London stay.
“Lloris is a key figure in the dressing room, the captain and he is vital to the club off the field,” explained Robinson to Football Insider.
“He has been inconsistent over the past two seasons but listen, he is a World Cup winner and he has all of the experience in the world. If he can recapture the form that he produced a couple of years ago you are not going to get better.
“Look at De Gea, he has had a serious dip in form and while Lloris has been inconsistent he has not been spoken about in the same light as De Gea.”
Whether or not he accepts the supposed offer remains to be seen, but if Spurs are to remain top four contenders over the coming years, his experience as ‘one of the best‘ may prove vital.
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