Spurs captain Hugo Lloris has been linked with a move to PSG recently, following the appointment of Mauricio Pochettino at the Ligue 1 club, and Daniel Levy must offer the Frenchman a new contract to ensure that he stays with the North London club.
According to The Sun, the French champions will target Lloris in the summer, as Pochettino looks to sign some of his old Spurs players with his new club.
The 34-year-old has been a mainstay in Spurs’ side for nearly a decade, with the Lilywhites having signed the shot-stopper from Olympique Lyon in 2012.
He has gone on to make 346 appearances for the club, conceding 376 goals and keeping 119 clean sheets in that time.
However, Lloris has admitted in the past that he is unlikely to finish his career with Spurs and PSG could offer the experienced goalkeeper a final payday before he retires, and with his Spurs contract only set to run until 2022, Levy could hardly demand an excessive fee for the £10.8 million rated ‘keeper.
After a game against Crystal Palace earlier this season in which he made an error, Jose Mourinho spoke highly of the former Lyon man, calling him ‘the best goalkeeper in the Premier League.’
With Spurs having Joe Hart and Paulo Gazzaniga as the current back-ups to Lloris, both of whom are error-prone, Levy must offer the captain a new deal with the club in an attempt to quash the interest from PSG.
Recent reports have suggested that Spurs are keen to offer new deals to both Heung-Min Son and Harry Kane but considering Lloris has just a year and a half left on his deal and is now attracting interest, he arguably should be Levy’s priority.
The 34-year-old currently earns £100k per week with the North London club and considering he is club captain, he is obviously a leader on and off the pitch, something which will be invaluable to Mourinho as he seeks to end Spurs’ barren trophy run this season.
Therefore, Levy must work quickly to get Lloris tied down to a new deal before it is too late.