Tottenham Hotspur v Chelsea - Carabao Cup Semi Final Second Leg
Photo by Tottenham Hotspur FC/Tottenham Hotspur FC via Getty Images

'Very soon': Alasdair Gold says Tottenham can expect good news on 'outstanding' international

Tottenham Hotspur fans could be set for some good news this week, with respected journalist Alasdair Gold claiming that Hugo Lloris is extremely close to signing a new contract.

Lloris is set to see his current deal expire shortly. However, the appointment of Antonio Conte and the subsequent form of the Frenchman has seen Spurs become desperate to keep him. Lloris, who is closing in on 400 appearances for Tottenham, has retained the number one jersey despite the summer arrival of Pierluigi Gollini.

Photo by Visionhaus/Getty Images

His contract has been a big bone of contention in recent months. However, according to Football London’s Gold, Spurs fans should expect an announcement on a new deal very soon.

7 Great Footballers Overshadowed By Superstars

“That’s expected to be tied up very soon. Conte is confident and from what I understand Lloris is keen to stay and his modest demands have been deemed more than reasonable by the powers that be at Spurs so that shouldn’t take long at all now talks have finally started. It really should have been sorted a long time ago, not in the final six months of his deal,” Gold said while hosting a Tottenham Q&A earlier today.

Lloris, 35, has maintained his excellent standards all season long. Indeed, it was only a few weeks back that Lloris was singled out for praise by Spurs legend, Graham Roberts, who labelled the stopper ‘outstanding’ for his performances.

TBR’s View: Lloris As Important A Signing As Any For Tottenham

As much as Antonio Conte needs new players, so does he need his trusted accomplices in the current squad. And Lloris is one of those.

The Frenchman has been excellent all season and Roberts’ comment a few weeks back is well-deserved. Tying Lloris down to a new contract is vital for Spurs. Once that’s done and dusted, there can movement elsewhere if needed.

Certainly, Lloris is integral to any success Tottenham hope to enjoy under Conte.

Have something to tell us about this article?
Let us know

You may also like…

LOGIN to Comment
LOGIN to Comment