Lloris lands five-year contract at Tottenham
France number one and Captain Hugo Lloris has put pen-to-paper on a new five year contract at Tottenham, putting an end to speculation that he will leave the north London club this summer.
He has been largely impressive at the World Cup with his country, and his performances didn’t go unnoticed. However, Spurs, who are 3/1 to finish in the top four next term are keen to undergo surgery on their squad having installed Mauricio Pochettino as manager. Although the Argentinian was rumoured to be linked with a number of his former players, the first order of business was securing Lloris long term, who had the joint-fourth highest amount of clean sheets in the Premier League last season.
Having made 78 appearances for Spurs since his arrival from Lyon for initially £8m, rising to £15m depending on the success of the club, and as a result has bought into chairman Daniel Levy’s ambition. At 27 years old, Lloris is approaching the peak of his career, though those around him know and understand his appetite for success, and desire to play in the Champions League. At the minute, Spurs cannot offer the latter, nevertheless the goalie is confident regarding the direction that the club is going in.
“I spoke with the chairman and I know the club is as ambitious as ever,” Lloris said. “It’s very important to feel at home at a club and for my family to feel well. I enjoy a great relationship with the club and the fans. The arrival of Pochettino is important as well. I have a good feeling with him. He is also ambitious.
“Everything is clear in my head and if I’ve signed a new contract it’s because I trust the club and I’m sure we will progress in a positive way,” he added.
“Last season wasn’t the season we all hoped for but we were still able to finish sixth in the league. We know where we have to improve, the club also knows and there is a feeling and a confident connection between the club and the players.”