Hugo Lloris’s new deal extremely good news, says Tottenham legend

Tottenham legend Ossie Ardiles hails France international Hugo Lloris's decision to pen a new five-year deal

Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris Photo: UHL Sport

Ossie Ardiles says Hugo Lloris’s new five-year deal is extremely good news for Tottenham Hotspur.

The France international has ended speculation surrounding his future by committing to a new contract which will see the shot stopper remain at White Hart Lane until 2019.

He’s a new kind of goalkeeper. Lloris is not only good in the box, but out of it

Ossie Ardiles

Loris had been linked with a move to north London rivals Arsenal last season, whilst Monaco and Paris Saint-Germain were reported to be tracking les Bleus’s captain.

And Spurs legend Ardiles was clearly happy to secure the Tottenham number one down to a long-term deal as new manager Mauricio Pochettino attempts to leave his mark on the club.

“Lloris is a wonderful goalkeeper,” Ardiles told talkSPORT. “It’s great news for Tottenham.

“He’s a new kind of goalkeeper. Lloris is not only good in the box, but out of it. He’s got a very liberal interpretation of what it means to be a goalkeeper and has great feet.

“It’s extremely good news.”

The arrival of Mauricio Pochettino is important as well. I have a good feeling with him

Hugo Lloris

Earlier on Tuesday, Lloris revealed the role that Pochettino played in his decision to commit his future to Tottenham.

“I spoke with the chairman [Daniel Levy] and I know the club is as ambitious as ever,” said Lloris told Spurs’ website.

“It’s very important to feel at home at a club and for my family to feel well. I enjoy a great relationship with the club and the fans.

“The arrival of Mauricio Pochettino is important as well. I have a good feeling with him. He is also ambitious.

“Everything is clear in my head and if I’ve signed a new contract it’s because I trust the club and I’m sure we will progress in a positive way.

“Last season wasn’t the season we all hoped for but we were still able to finish sixth in the league. We know where we have to improve.”

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