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Tottenham star man shortlisted for UEFA award

By Alex Taylor

Tottenham goalkeeping ace Hugo Lloris has been shortlisted for the UEFA save of the season award.

The Spurs and France captain was the only player to be twice-nominated for the prize after stunning saves against both Iceland and Germany at Euro 2016.

Kevin Trapp, Gianluigi Buffon, Igor Akinfeev and Manuel Neuer have also been shortlisted for the award.

UEFA encourage fans to vote online for who they think made the best save in 2016.

Lloris joined Tottenham from Lyon in the summer of 2012 for a fee believed to be in the region of £10million, and he has since gone on to make 168 appearances for the north London club.

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The 29-year-old starred in 46 encounters for Tottenham in all competitions last season, conceding just 45 goals and keeping 15 clean sheets as he played a vital role in helping Spurs finish in third place in the Premier League.

The former Nice shot-stopper has represented his country in 80 encounters since making his debut in 2008 and led his country to the final of the European Championships this summer.

Lloris captained his national team in every match of the tournament but France lost out to Portugal in extra time in the final.

In other Tottenham news, Nigeria Under-20 duo Kinglsey Michael and Orji Okonkwo have been offered to Spurs.