The Athletic have revealed that Hugo Lloris was convinced about extending his stay at Tottenham after a brief chat with Antonio Conte.
Lloris put pen to paper on a two-year extension earlier this week, thus committing his future to Spurs until 2024 (Tottenhamhotspur.com).
Conte admitted his delight at the news this week, insisting that the club made the right call to offer their captain a two-year deal (Football.London).
The Athletic have now revealed that shortly after Conte’s arrival at Spurs, the Italian had a chat with Lloris which lasted barely a minute.
The Spurs boss is thought to have explained to the 35-year-old that he sees him as a crucial part of the team he is trying to build.
It is alleged that Lloris, who was already minded to stay at the North London club, was convinced about his decision after the chat with Conte, who the goalkeeper has a lot of respect for.
In addition, The Athletic also reveal that Daniel Levy has a lot of admiration for Lloris, who is alleged to be one of the few first-team players to have the Spurs chairman’s ear.
Levy, who is known for his tough approach to negotiations, is said to have handled the contract talks with the France captain differently, with there being no conflict to speak of.
The Athletic add that the goalkeeper was impressed with the respect the club showed him through the negotiation process and was happy with the financial package he was offered.
Spurs Web Opinion
It sounds like the Spurs hierarchy handled the contract talks perfectly. For the service, professionalism and loyalty that Lloris has displayed through his time at the club, he certainly deserved to be treated with respect. The 35-year-old is unlikely to have made unrealistic demands.
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