Paddy Kenny has admitted he is surprised that Tottenham have not yet agreed a new deal with captain Hugo Lloris.
The 35-year-old is approaching the conclusion of his current deal at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium and is at risk of seeing a 10-year stint in North London come to an end.
Spurs boss Antonio Conte recently reiterated his plans to keep the French international captain at the club and backed his employers to ‘find a solution’ to the situation.
As such, reports have since emerged that talks are now underway about a one-year extension that would keep him in N17 until June 2023
However, former Premier League goalkeeper Kenny believes Spurs should step up their plans to renew Lloris’ terms and cannot believe it has taken this long for the club to begin negotiations.
Speaking to Football Insider, he said: “I would be very surprised if Tottenham let him go. I don’t know why they would want to, he’s still a very, very good goalkeeper.
“It’s not like he’s in and out of the team, he’s the number one. He plays every week in the Premier League.
“I’m surprised something hasn’t been agreed already. If he goes they will have to spend big to replace him.
“Either that or give one of the best keepers in the league a new two or three-year deal.
“It doesn’t make sense to me, it would if he wasn’t playing. He’s one of their best and most consistent players.
“The fans want this done so I expect there will be news in the next week or so.”
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Things appear to be moving in the right direction for both Spurs and Lloris, and it is good because this would be a big piece to go missing in terms of the team’s system. A year extension is good as it means the club won’t have to worry about an immediate replacement.
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