Former Leeds United defender, Danny Mills has urged Tottenham Hotspur to sort out the contract situation of Hugo Lloris as the Frenchman enters the final two years of his current deal with the club.
Lloris has been in fine form since returning from his injury lay off back in February with the latest episodes of ‘All or Nothing: Tottenham Hotspur’ also shedding light on how highly respected the Frenchman is within the Spurs dressing room.
Reports indicate that Jose Mourinho still considers the 33-year-old to be his number one, despite the arrival of Joe Hart, and is happy to have the England goalkeeper compete with Paulo Gazzaniga to be Lloris’ main understudy.
It has also been revealed that Spurs have begun preliminary contract talks with the former Lyon man as they are keen to tie him down to a new deal.
Mills believes that the Lilywhites cannot afford to allow Lloris to enter the final year of his contract. When asked about the goalkeeper’s contract situation, the pundit told Football Insider: “It needs to be addressed this season.
“Once you get to a year the player realises that it is not even a year, it is actually six months because you can talks to clubs and look to sign a pre-contract abroad from January.
“If you want to keep a player you have got to get it done at that two-year stage. This is a World Cup-winning goalkeeper. This is still a top-class player that we are talking about.”
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Until about a year ago, it did appear as if Lloris had begun his decline, which was a major worry as goalkeepers usually find it hard to get their confidence back once they start making frequent mistakes. However, the Frenchman has been in terrific form since his return from injury and has saved us some crucial points. He more than deserves a contract extension on the back of his recent showing.
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