Spurs star admits he will have talks over new contract in ‘coming weeks’

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Hugo Lloris has admitted that he will have talks with Tottenham regarding his future over the coming weeks but the Spurs captain has left the door open to a return to Ligue 1.

Lloris has been a fantastic servant for Spurs but his current deal runs out at the end of the season.

Ahead of Antonio Conte’s appointment, it was reported that it was only a matter of time before the 34-year-old was offered an extension by the North London club.

However, that may have changed after Conte’s arrival, with 90 min claiming last week that the Italian wants the club to sign Ajax goalkeeper Andre Onana.

It was suggested that the new Spurs boss might see Onana as a better fit for his system due to the Cameroonian’s ability to play out from the back.

However, Lloris has insisted that he is quite relaxed about his future and remaining at Tottenham remains his priority.

When asked about his contract ending next summer, the Spurs number one told L’Equipe: “I try to take as much pleasure as possible on a daily basis. As long as I feel good, I want to enjoy it. 

“I want to be honest with myself. I’m not necessarily worried. But the priority remains the Spurs. We will have discussions in the coming weeks.

“We must already rectify the situation of the club and adapt to the demands of the new coach Antonio Conte and his staff. I’ve been there for a few years. It’s always a pleasure.”

While Lloris refused to rule out a return to Ligue 1, he insisted that he is singularly focussed on winning his first trophy with Tottenham. 

When asked about a potential return to France, the experienced goalkeeper responded: “I do not close any doors. I want to take pleasure in the performance. I’m still looking for a working philosophy. 

“This is what matters to me. I seek pleasure in victory. I give my priority to Spurs. We’re still looking for a trophy. I want to help the club in its development. 

“We have already experienced great things and great epics with our supporters as runners up in Europe or England. I want to continue calmly, always with this notion of pleasure.”

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Lloris is such a fantastic professional and has been an amazing servant for Spurs. For his sake, I hope we win a trophy this season as it would be heartbreaking to see him not have any silverware to show for his time at Tottenham.

The 34-year-old is certainly not showing any signs of decline and he remains one of the best shot-stoppers in world football. However, Conte and his coaching staff may decide to go for a different style of goalkeeper in the summer.

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