Lloris to be given new deal if he can keep up his impressive consistency
Hugo Lloris has been a fantastic servant to Tottenham Hotspur down the years.
The Frenchman is certainly a fantastic goalkeeper, but he won’t be at the club forever.
The ageing shot-stopper is getting on for ten years in North London, but that doesn’t mean his performances are getting any worse.
At the age of 34, it is being reported that Tottenham could be set to give Lloris a new short-term deal (Alasdair Gold).
This deal would hinge on Lloris continuing to show the consistent performances that he has been showing this season.
It’s hard to see a way in which the player’s levels fall so far that he’s all of a sudden not in the frame for a new deal, but stranger things have happened.
Lloris has bailed Tottenham out many a time, so it would certainly be nice to see him get a new contract.
The current deal that Lloris is tied to, that he signed back in 2016, has him at the club until the end of the current season in summer 2022.
Lloris’ time at Spurs has been incredibly successful from an individual point of view.
Whilst he’s failed to help the Lilywhites over the line in their pursuit of silverware, he’s racked up an impressive number of appearances and clean sheets.
Across Lloris’ 376 appearances for Spurs he’s managed to keep 129 clean sheets, an impressive number no matter who you are.
The only question that might arise should Lloris sign a new one or two year deal would be what does it mean for Pierluigi Gollini?
The Italian goalkeeper was signed as a long-term replacement for Lloris although he’s only initially signed on-loan this season as Lloris’ backup.
That deal has an option to buy in it (Sky Sports), but if Tottenham’s skipper is to renew his deal and remain at the club there are question marks over their number 2.
Gollini likely won’t want to hang around at Tottenham for three seasons as a back-up option.
If he is to leave it would only beg the question of who will eventually come in when Lloris does leave the club.