By Amir Mir
Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris has signed a new contract with the club – and fans on Twitter believe they have received an early Christmas present.
Spurs announced on their official Twitter account on Thursday afternoon that the 29-year-old has penned a new deal with the club which will run until 2022.
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) December 22, 2016
The France international has established himself as an important first-team player since joining the club from Lyon four years ago.
Fans on social media were understandably delighted with the news as Lloris joins a list of senior players who have signed new contracts in recent months.
Striker Harry Kane penned a new contract earlier this month as have the likes of Eric Dier and Jan Vertonghen.
Supporters stated that the highly-rated goalkeeper signing a new deal is like an early Christmas present for them.
Additionally, they also hailed owner Daniel Levy for building and looking towards the future of the club by extending the contracts of the senior players.
However, another fan didn’t expect Lloris to sign a new contract as they once again showed their appreciation towards their player.
One supporter even stated that the club captain signing a new deal means that he is on his way to becoming a club legend.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
— E (@emilyvmp) December 22, 2016
— Luke Williams (@ladw94) December 22, 2016
Foundations to success tied down long-term, Mr Daniel Levy ??:-
— Ricky Sacks (@RickSpur) December 22, 2016
— Andrew Date (@Datey11) December 22, 2016
— Ian Lipscombe (@lippyspur) December 22, 2016
Well that's my Christmas sorted. Hugo Lloris signing a 5 years deal. #COYS
— Chip (@KrissyAldridge7) December 22, 2016
Not going to lie Lloris was one of the last players I expected to sign a new contract, never mind a 6year one. Huge. #COYS
— Chloe (@thfc_chloe) December 22, 2016
— Søren Mandrup (@sorenmandrup) December 22, 2016
— Kevin Murphy Jr (@Steelktm) December 22, 2016
Lloris played a pivotal role in the north London club finishing in a Champions League spot last season.
He played 37 games for the Londoners, conceding a club-record low of 35 goals as Pochettino’s side secured third spot.
This season, the Frenchman has kept eight clean sheets, including two during Spurs’ disappointing Champions League campaign.
Pochettino’s side were knocked out of the group stages as they struggled to pick up wins, in particular at their adopted home, Wembley.
As a result they dropped down to the Europa League where they will now take on Belgium outfit Gent.
In other Tottenham news, the club have been installed as favourites to sign this £20 million- plus rated Everton ace.