By John Wenham

12th Oct, 2021 | 12:00pm

Wenham: Tottenham must agree new deal with 'world-class' Lloris by 1 January after major development

Hugo Lloris is world-class and Tottenham should tie him to a new contract by 1 January.

That is according to Spurs insider John Wenham, who regularly breaks news about the club on his Lilywhite Rose social media channels.

Lloris, 34, captained France to a win in Sunday night’s UEFA Nations League final against Spain.

The Spurs stopper is out of contract in the summer and is yet to be offered fresh terms.

Wenham insists Lloris deserves to be mentioned in the same breath as Heung-Min Son and Harry Kane as a world-class asset.

“Lloris should be included in that world-class category with Kane and Son,” Wenham told Football Insider‘s Ben Wild.

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“He’s just captained France to winning the Nations League to go along with his World Cup winner’s medal.

“His form this season has improved dramatically, he has been absolutely outstanding.

“I hope we can agree a new deal with him with his initial deal set to expire in the summer.

“He can go and sign a pre-contract deal in January so we need to sort that out.

“He’s 34 now but keepers can go on for a number of years. The only downward period he had was a few years ago when he was asked to play out from the back.

“Now he’s gone back to kicking it long, he’s looked very comfortable. He made some great saves last night and earlier this season.

“I think he needs to be in the world-class conversation.”

In other news, the possibility of Newcastle signing a high-profile Tottenham player ‘can’t be ruled out’ according to a club insider.