Tottenham are expected to finalise a new contract for Hugo Lloris very soon, according to reliable reporter Alasdair Gold.
The Lowdown: Two weeks in…
Spurs are yet to make any significant progress during the January transfer window, with no major incomings or departures to report on.
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That’s because Lloris is currently set to be out of contract at the end of June, however, it seems as if he is about to extend his stay beyond the summer.
The Latest: Gold’s claim
Gold shared a link to a story on Twitter on Thursday morning, highlighting a ‘positive update’ when it comes to Lloris’ contract.
Within his report, he stated that talks have finally begun between Spurs and the 35-year-old. The Frenchman’s demands are ‘modest’ and new terms are set to be agreed ‘very soon’.
The Verdict: Good news
Antonio Conte reportedly has his reservations when it comes to loanee Pierluigi Gollini, so should they not exercise their option-to-buy clause for the Italian in the summer, then keeping hold of Lloris appears crucial.
Lloris may end up being the club’s only senior shot-stopper ahead of the 2022/23 campaign, so Spurs may need to dip into the goalkeeping market anyway.
However, if Lloris extends his stay, as appears likely according to Gold, at least Fabio Paratici won’t need to sign two over the summer, and any new signing could arrive without the pressure of being immediate number one.
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