Antonio Conte confirms that Hugo Lloris is in talks with Tottenham about a new contract


Antonio Conte has revealed that Hugo Lloris is in talks with Tottenham about a new contract, where his current contract expires at the end of the season.

World Cup winner Lloris has been one of Spurs’ most consistent artists for some turbulent years for the club, but progress under new conditions to extend his time in north London has been slow.

Pierluigi Gollini was loaned out during the summer to provide competition between the sticks, but Lloris has kept the Italian steady at a distance with a number of impressive performances, and the club’s supporters are keen for him to get a new contract.

Speaking ahead of his side’s clash with Watford on New Year’s Day, Conte said: “Hugo is a Tottenham player, he is the captain. He will certainly talk to the club to try to find a solution.

“I think so [he wants to stay]. I think Hugo wants to stay in his club, he loves the club, he is doing well at Tottenham. That may be his opinion. “

Lloris signed for Spurs back in 2012 and is approaching 400 appearances in all competitions for the club. He has yet to win any silver with Tottenham, although Conte’s new arrival has given new optimism to a team that endured embarrassing setbacks under Jose Mourinho and Nuno Espirito Santo.

Tottenham are unbeaten in seven Premier League games under Conte so far and have narrowed the gap to four to five points with two games left.

They broke past Crystal Palace on the second day, but were then held on to a disappointing 1-1 draw by Southampton despite having an extra player on the pitch after Mohammed Salisu’s red card.

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