Alasdair Gold has stated that Tottenham Hotspur will offer Hugo Lloris a new contract if the goalkeeper maintains the consistency he is showing at the moment.
There were a lot of rumours during the summer linking Lloris with a return to Ligue 1.
However, Lloris ended up staying put at Spurs, with the North London club bringing in a new understudy to the 34-year-old in the form of Pierluigi Gollini, who arrived on an initial loan deal from Atalanta with an option to buy.
The Tottenham skipper, who is now into his tenth season at the club, will be a free agent next summer.
However, Gold has now asserted that if Lloris continues impressing between the sticks over the coming months, Tottenham intend to offer him a new short-term contract.
When asked about the goalkeeper’s contract situation in a Q&A on Football.London, Gold responded: “The Frenchman admitted recently that he hasn’t had a new contract offer.
“As I understand it, if he continues to show his current level of consistency in the weeks ahead then Spurs will offer him a new short-term deal.
“Then it will be down to Lloris over whether he wants to go past the decade with the club or whether he wants to return to France, as he’s suggested before, or even move somewhere like the MLS.
“Personally, I think he’s been far more consistent since the weight of having to take on the short passing from the back towards the end of Poch’s era was removed.
“His mistakes often came from that and now that’s out of the picture, it’s mostly about the rest of his game, which is top drawer. If he does stay at the club beyond next summer, then the conversation will begin over what that means for Pierluigi Gollini.”
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Lloris’ form over the last two to three years has arguably been up there with the best spells of his career.
While the Frenchman was always an excellent shot-stopper and one of the quickest off his line in one vs one situations, he seems to have now eradicated the occasional howler that he used to make.
The 34-year-old is in a tough position as he knows he is playing for his future at the club. At his age, he will realise that people will be calling for him to be moved on as soon as he makes a couple of mistakes. That pressure seems to be bringing the best out of the Tottenham captain.
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