Thursday, 3 July 2014
Hugo Lloris to Receive New Contract and Captaincy at Tottenham
With a significant number of reports linking current Tottenham Hotspur skipper Michael Dawson to a move away from White Hart Lane, there is a strong indication that the Spurs hierarchy will hand current French captain Hugo Lloris the armband with an improved contract.
The former Lyon stopper, who will lead his national side into the quarter finals of the World Cup this week, has been heavily linked with a move to super-rich French team Paris Saint-Germain. However, Daniel Levy and co are hoping that an improved wage package and the chance to lead Tottenham into a new era under Mauricio Pochettino would be enough to brush off interest from PSG, who could not only offer a hefty wage deal, but Champions League football as well.
Some would argue that it is imperative for Tottenham Hotspur to keep their shot stopper, with Hugo Lloris being one of a handful of players that performed relatively well last season when Andre Villas-Boas and Tim Sherwood were unable to capitalise on the £100m spent on new playing talent. It is also logical to hand Lloris the captaincy with him clearly showing he is a natural leader with his previous club and national side. It should also be noted that Hugo Lloris was one of the players who openly criticised his team's performances last season, showing that he endeavours to achieve more with the London club.
However, these reports are coming after Tottenham had been heavily linked with making a move for Swansea City and Netherlands keeper Michel Vorm as part of a three player deal that would also see Wilfried Bony and Ben Davies move to White Hart Lane. This suggests that Levy and Pochettino's preference would be to keep Lloris, but are also ensuring they have a back up.
Watch this space.