Fabrizio Romano has revealed that Tottenham Hotspur could offer Hugo Lloris a two-year contract extension to tie the goalkeeper down until 2024.
Lloris, who has been in exceptional form between the sticks over the last couple of years, is now free to sign a pre-contract agreement with foreign clubs as the Frenchman is into the final six months of his contract at Tottenham.
Antonio Conte previously claimed that he is not worried about the 35-year-old’s contract situation, insisting the Frenchman ‘loves’ Tottenham.
Romano has now made it clear that holding on to Lloris is one of Antonio Conte’s biggest priorities, with the Italian viewing the player as an important part of his project.
The journalist also suggested that the France international could sign an extension that is longer than 12 months.
Romano said on the Here We Go Podcast (episode 83): “For Hugo Lloris’ contract… This is one of the priorities because Antonio Conte since he arrived, he [has] wanted Lloris to be the centre of the project, to be an important player for Tottenham, to accept this contract because he is out of contract in June. And so Tottenham are into it.
“Let’s see if it will be a one-year deal with an option to 2024, it is a possibility, or directly a two-year deal. It is still to be discussed but Tottenham want Hugo to stay, he wants to stay. Antonio Conte loves experienced players, like [Samir] Handanovic at Inter was untouchable.”
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Perhaps, it is Lloris’ demands of a two-year deal that has caused the negotiations to be much more drawn out than expected. Given how consistent the 35-year-old has been over recent years, I certainly think he deserves a two-year extension. He is not showing any signs of decline just yet.
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