Tottenham to seal £26m deal within weeks after breakthrough in talks - sources
By Editor Wayne Veysey
Tottenham are confident Hugo Lloris will sign a stunning £26million contract immediately after Euro 2016, Football Insider sources understand.
Preliminary discussions have taken place as the Londoners aim to secure one of their senior players to a long-term deal.
A well-placed Spurs source has told Football Insider that the talks were “positive” and the club were given indications that Lloris will commit to a stuning new contract within weeks.
It would be equivalent to £100,000-a-week and would run until 2021 if, as expected, an agreement can be reached.
Football Insider revealed a fortnight ago that the north Londoners were ready to make the club captain one of the best-paid players in their history.
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The 29-year-old France international has three years remaining on his current £80,000-a-week deal, which he signed in July 2014.
Lloris has left his agent to deal with his contract talks and more detailed discussions over image rights as he concentrates on captaining host nation France at Euro 2016.
Speaking in France ahead of the tournament, Lloris made it clear he was comfortable with manager Mauricio Pochettino and his backroom staff.
“I have faith in Mauricio Pochettino and with Toni Jimenez, the goalkeeping coach,” said Lloris, as quoted by the Mirror. “The club is in a very good dynamic, the young players are in the England team and we are building something strong.
“It is very positive. I don’t even think about leaving. For me, the adventure is on course.”
Lloris, whose current deal expires in 2019, has established himself as one of the best keepers in the world since joining Tottenham from Lyon in 2012.
He was an integral figure in the team that defied expectations to finish third in the Premier League this season.
Football Insider revealed earlier this month that Spurs want to tie up to 10 senior stars, including Lloris, down to improved contracts this summer in order to keep the Premier League’s youngest squad together.
In other Tottenham news, the Londoners are looking to beat Arsenal to the signing of an award-winning Bundesliga star.