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Hugo Lloris signs new five-year deal at Tottenham Hotspur

Jul 10, 2014, 7:20 AM EST

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French captain Hugo Lloris has signed a new five-year deal at Tottenham Hotspur after enjoying a stellar World Cup.

Lloris, 27, has committed his long-term future to Spurs as he signed the new contract just days after returning from Brazil where he led France to a spot in the last eight.

The man known as the “sweeper-keeper” attracted plenty of interest after several eye-catching displays this summer but has decided to remain at White Hart Lane for the foreseeable future.

Lloris joined Spurs from Lyon in 2012 and has played 78 times for the Premier League side.

Speaking to the club website about his new deal, Lloris revealed that the ambition of the chairman and new manager Mauricio Pochettino were pivotal factors in his decision to extend his stay in England.

“I enjoy a great relationship with the club and the fans. The arrival of Mauricio Pochettino is important as well. I have a good feeling with him. He is also ambitious,” Lloris said. “Everything is clear in my head and if I’ve signed a new contract it’s because I trust the Club and I’m sure we will progress in a positive way. Last season wasn’t the season we all hoped for but we were still able to finish sixth in the league. We know where we have to improve, the club also knows and there is a feeling and a confident connection between the club and the players.”

Securing Lloris is a huge boost for Spurs as the likes of Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain were rumored to be sniffing around the Frenchman. Over the past two seasons he has been a rock at the back for Tottenham and with Pochettino setting up his teams to be solid and hard to break down, he will be relying on the Lloris to keep plenty of clean sheets.

Now Lloris can concentrate on having a short break before linking up with his Tottenham teammates on their tour of North America this summer. Lloris and Spurs will play against the Seattle Sounders, Chicago Fire and Toronto FC from Major League Soccer as they prepare to better their sixth places PL finish from last season.

  1. dhalb34 - Jul 10, 2014 at 4:05 PM

    Best move we’ve made all offseason…oh wait, the only move we’ve made all season.

    • patriotsdefense - Jul 10, 2014 at 8:31 PM

      Great news after rumors bubbled up a few times last season that he may have wanted out. So all and all, great news.

      I’ve heard rumors about a pursuit of Julian Green. If they play him a lot that would be cool, though I fear what the EPL and the physical style of play would do to him. All and all, I want to him to keep growing in Germany before any possible move. Who knows, Maybe Bayern want to see him thru.

  2. garbonza - Jul 10, 2014 at 4:49 PM

    Thank God Hugo Lloris is one world-class player staying loyal to Spurs. Jan Vertonghen, who almost kept Belgium in the World Cup semi-finals, is another, I hope. Now just need Romelu Lukaku (also Belgium) to join them and Spurs will be set for the new season.

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