Tottenham Hotspur have opened talks with Hugo Lloris regarding the extension of the goalkeeper’s contract at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
That’s according to a claim made by Fabrizio Romano, with the journalist revealing in a post on Twitter that Spurs are confident the 35-year-old will put pen to paper on a one-year contract extension, keeping him in north London until at least the summer of 2023 – with the deal having been approved by Antonio Conte.
In his post, the transfer insider said: “Tottenham are in talks with Hugo Lloris and ‘confident’ to extend his contract until June 2023. One more season approved by Antonio Conte.”
Considering just how impressive Lloris has been for Tottenham this season, the news that the club captain looks set to extend his current contract for a further year is sure to have left the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium faithful buzzing.
Indeed, over his 18 Premier League appearances in the current campaign, the £6.3m-rated shot-stopper has kept eight clean sheets and made an average of 2.7 saves per game, with these returns seeing the France international average a SofaScore match rating of 7.06 – ranking him as Conte’s sixth-best performer in the top flight of English football.
As such, it is perhaps unsurprising that the 52-year-old Italian manager went on record to state his hope that Spurs can find an agreement with the 35-year-old regarding his contract, stating: “He’s top-level – I’m sure in a short time the club will find a solution with Lloris because he loves Tottenham.”
And, following Romano’s latest update, it would appear as if a solution has been found with the World Cup winner, something that considering his impressive level of performance so far this term is undoubtedly fantastic news for everyone involved with Spurs.