Antonio Conte has revealed that Hugo Lloris has commenced talks with Tottenham Hotspur over a new contract.

The World Cup winner is nearing a decade in North London after he first moved to the club from French outfit Lyon in 2012 but only has six months left on his current deal.

Lloris, who turned 35 last month is now able, should he wish, to open talks with overseas clubs over a pre-contract deal that would see him walk away as a free agent in the summer.

The French international has been in impressive form for Tottenham since returning to action early last year following the dislocated elbow he sustained at Brighton.

Conte admitted that he is keen for the club captain to remain and is confident that there will be a positive outcome to the talks.

Conte told Football.London: “I think so, I think that they have started to talk. You know very well what I think about Hugo,” 

“Also previously I spoke and said that he’s our captain, he is a top goalkeeper for us, he has great experience. He knows very well Tottenham.

“He loves this shirt and this badge. For me he is an important player and I’m sure that they are going to find a solution for him to continue to play with Tottenham.

“I think and I repeat because I am not the person that speaks to renew the contract with the players. There is the club and the people that do this, but for sure I am very confident about this situation to be positive.”

SpursWeb Opinion

Lloris has proven time and time again over the past year that he is still capable of playing at the top level and should be given at least a two-year contract to continue his time at Tottenham.

The search for his successor also has to be a consideration further down the line with Pierluigi Gollini having failed to catch the eye when given the opportunity to deputise in cup competitions.

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