Hugo Lloris has signed a new contract at Tottenham that will keep him at the club until the summer of 2024.
The World Cup-winning French international goalkeeper has already spent a decade at Spurs making close to 400 appearances, and has agreed to extend his partnership with the Premier League heavyweights.
The 35-year-old is captain of the north London club and, with new terms agreed, looks set to remain first choice between the sticks as Antonio Conte ushers in a new era for a side desperate to put end to a long wait for important trophies.
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TO statement on the club’s official website says: “We are delighted to announce that Hugo Lloris has signed a new two-and-a-half-year contract with the club, which runs until 2024. Captain of club and country, World Cup and UEFA Nations League winner with France . Hugo, 35, has played 395 games since his arrival from Lyon in August 2012.
“Already ranked 14th on our all-time appearances list, he will soon become the 12th player to make over 400 appearances for us in all competitions. Only two goalkeepers: all-time greats Pat Jennings ( 590) and Ted Ditchburn (452) – have played more for us.”
✍️ We are delighted to announce that Hugo Lloris has signed a new two and a half year contract with the Club, which will run until 2024.
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) January 21, 2022
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Lloris’ decision to sign an extension at Spurs puts an end to any uncertainty about his future. The first man to keep 100 Premier League clean sheets for Tottenham had a mooted summer exit when his previous contract ran out.
Before the extension, Lloris’s contract expired this summer, which allowed him to sign a pre-contract with other clubs.
Speculation suggested that Conte, who took over the managerial reins from Nuno Espirito Santo in November, was ready to let the veteran move on as a free agent. The 35-year-old has been linked with a return to his roots in Nice, having started his professional career with the Ligue 1 outfit, but plans to return home have been put on hold for now.
Substitute goalkeeper Paulo Gazzaniga replaced Lloris in the second leg of the EFL Cup semi-finals in a tactical pick by Antonio Conte, and generally performed poorly, prompting fans to urge Lloris to be blocked.