'Excellent': Alan Shearer blown away by £7.8m Spurs player
Alan Shearer has named Spurs goalkeeper Hugo Lloris in his latest Premier League Team of the Week.
The 34-year-old kept a clean sheet in Tottenham‘s 1-0 win over Wolves at the weekend.
Lloris was relatively untroubled for much of the game but was alert when called upon.
He made a smart low save to keep out Francisco Trincao’s effort from Nelson Semedo’s cut-back.
And then Lloris made a great one-on-one save against Adama Traore just after the hour mark to preserve his side’s lead.
It was the perfect way for the France icon to mark a huge milestone – becoming Spurs’ record Premier League appearance holder.
And Shearer was impressed with the veteran keeper’s efforts, naming him in his PL TOTW.
“Marked his club-record 300th Premier League appearance with two excellent saves against Wolverhampton Wanderers,” he wrote.
Spurs legend Lloris – the story so far
Lloris came through the ranks at hometown club Nice, making his debut as a teenager in October 2005.
That year, he also won the European Under-19 title with France.
Three years and 78 senior appearances later, Lloris left nice to join Lyon, the dominant team in France at the time.
While at Lyon, he clocked up 201 competitive appearances and won the French Cup and French Super Cup.
Lloris also made his France senior debut in 2008, in a friendly against Uruguay.
In 2012, Lloris moved to Spurs for an initial £7.8million fee that could reach £11.8million, as per BBC Sport.
He has made 375 appearances for Tottenham in all competitions, and has also won 129 caps for France, lifting the World Cup in 2018.