Photo by Sebastian Frej/MB Media/Getty Images

Tottenham fans on Twitter question what Lloris has to prove over new deal

Hugo Lloris has been one of Tottenham’s best players for almost a decade.

The Frenchman has been one of the few constants in Tottenham’s rise from Europa League fodder to the side that made the Champions League final.

However, the Frenchman is reportedly set to get a new contract at Spurs – on the condition that he continues his consistent performances (Alasdair Gold).

That’s news that just doesn’t sit well with the supporters.

The Lilywhites have become accustomed to seeing Lloris bail them out of tough situations and they believe he has very little to prove.

"Celtic fans should love Carter-Vickers" | American football expert Larry Henry Jr

It’s hard to argue with that either.

Lloris has amassed 376 appearances for Tottenham and kept 129 clean sheets in the process (Transfermarkt).

Given his loyalty to the club and his impressive number of clean sheets, it seems ludicrous he still has to prove himself to get a new contract.

There are question marks over what will happen regarding the #1 shirt at Tottenham.

Over the summer the Lilywhites went out and brought in Pierliugi Gollini from Atalanta on an initial loan deal with the option to buy (Sky Sports).

This was a deal done with both the short and long-term in mind.

In the short-term, Gollini would play second fiddle to Lloris as he acclimatised to life at Spurs.

Yet in the long-term, he would take over from Lloris at the end of the Frenchman’s contract next summer.

As much as the fans love Lloris, if he does get a new deal it would throw a spanner in the works of the Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeping department.

Gollini won’t want to miss out on two, potentially even three, years of being a number 1 goalkeeper, so what happens between now and the summer will certainly be interesting.

You can read the fans thoughts on the Lloris contract situation here:

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

You may also like…