ESPN have claimed that Tottenham Hotspur could open talks to extend captain Hugo Lloris’ contract at the club in the ‘coming months’ despite two years remaining on the World Cup winner’s current deal.
Lloris, 33, has been in very strong form since the restart, keeping four clean sheets in nine Premier League games as Jose Mourinho’s side look more like a typical Mourinho-like side – solid at the back and strong on the counter.
Despite reports that Spurs want to sign a new goalkeeper, Lloris could now agree a new deal this summer. He has clocked up 324 Spurs games in all competitions since his £8million (Independent) move from Lyon in 2012.
Andre Onana, Mike Maignan and Dean Henderson have all been linked but it is clear that Jose Mourinho wants to keep Lloris at the club – despite two years remaining on Lloris’ contract.
TBR’s view – Lloris deserves new deal
Yes, the Frenchman went through a shaky spell that saw him lose a bit of confidence and make a handful of mistakes – most notably during the 2018-19 campaign. But this season, he has rid himself of those errors.
Though Spurs have struggled for much of the season, they could still finish sixth come Sunday evening and Lloris deserves credit for his part in that, even though he suffered a dislocated elbow earlier in the campaign.
The Spurs skipper has earned a new deal.