Danny Mills has backed Tottenham to reach an agreement for a new contract with Hugo Lloris and believes there is no reason why the club should not also bring in a new goalkeeper to give the Frenchman some competition.
The 34-year-old is approaching the end of his current deal at Tottenham and will be free to talk to foreign clubs about signing a pre-contract agreement in January.
However, recent reports have suggested Spurs have opened talks with Lloris over fresh terms which would see him extend what has already been a nine-year stint in North London.
Meanwhile, Antonio Conte further reiterated his desire to keep the France captain on his side and part of his project going forward.
Former Leeds and Manchester City defender Mills was quizzed on whether Spurs will be able to tie Lloris down to a new deal or if an entirely new goalkeeper could be drafted into the club.
He felt it is not a case of just one option or the other for Spurs and believes the club could look to do both, with Lloris transitioning into a back-up role in the latter stages of his career.
Mills told Football Insider: “There’s no reason why they can’t do both. They can look at it and conclude that they need some competition through the door.
“But keeping Lloris around would mean they have a great goalkeeper, who knows the ins and outs of the club. He can transition into that number two role.
“They don’t have an incredible number two ready to step in, so there’s no reason why they can’t keep Lloris. Goalkeepers can play until a much later age.”
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Lloris hasn’t had much competition at Spurs because he has been excellent for the vast majority of his career, and he doesn’t look like slowing down right now. Tying him down to a fresh contract is the priority, but more options in goal will have to be considered in the near future regardless.
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