Hugo Lloris will be taking his Tottenham Hotspur service to beyond a decade after agreeing to extend his contract, it has been reported.
Tottenham captain Lloris has been pondering his future in recent weeks as he approaches the end of his contract in June. He remains Spurs’ first-choice goalkeeper despite the addition of Pierluigi Gollini on loan in the summer.
At some point, Tottenham will phase Lloris out of the team for a future number one. But for now, he very much remains the regular starter.
As such, the club have been working to ensure their keeper stays with them beyond the end of this season.
Head coach Antonio Conte recently revealed their optimism of the desired outcome. And now, various sources – including Sky Sports – indicate an agreement has been reached.
Lloris will be signing a two-year contract extension to commit to Tottenham until 2024, by which time he will be 37 years old.
It will take his time with the club to more than a decade, after he joined them from Lyon in 2012.
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The Frenchman has made 395 appearances for Spurs since, keeping 134 clean sheets. He is their most-used player of the Premier League era with 318 outings in the competition.
Lloris had been linked with an exit from Tottenham in 2022. His hometown club Nice wanted to re-sign him, for example. But he is ending any doubts over where his loyalties lie for the time being.
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Ahead of the summer, Spurs must now turn their attention to who will be competing with Lloris. They seem unlikely to keep Gollini after his loan spell from Atalanta.
Sam Johnstone of West Brom has been linked after impressing in the Premier League last season.
The England international will be out of contract in the summer and could take the step back up to the top flight. However, Tottenham are not the only club interested in giving him such a platform.
We revealed last month that Johnstone also has admirers at West Ham, Newcastle and Rangers. But Tottenham have also been considering a move.
Securing Lloris’ future now means they can focus more on their other plans for the position.