The French goalkeeper joined Spurs back in 2012 from Lyon for a fee believed to be worth in the region of £12m and has made 363 appearances for the north London side since arriving from France (via Transfermarkt).
Lloris’ contract at Spurs runs out next summer and despite the speculation, Gold had his say on the possibility of the 34-year-old staying at the club next season.
He said: “From everything I’ve [been] told, it will be a surprise if he goes this summer. Obviously, he’ll only have 12 months left on his deal this summer. From what I’m told, Spurs are certainly open and made him aware that they’re open to giving him a new deal.
“But Lloris, I think it’s up to him. I think there’s, certainly on his part, has been a wish to go back to France to end his career. And also, I think there’s a little interest in MLS there as well. But at 34, he’s still probably got a little while left as a goalkeeper, you know, we’re not saying he’s about to retire or anything. So from everything I’m hearing, he is probably more likely to stay for another year at least.”
Will Lloris leave this summer?
TIF Thoughts on Gold’s comments…
Gold seems fairly convinced Lloris will not leave in the summer and we do not necessarily think that is a bad thing for Spurs. The £100k-per-week man has conceded the third-fewest goals in the Premier League this season despite the defensive issues plaguing the Spurs backline at times this season.
Given their struggles in defence this season, it could be a possibility Daniel Levy views centre-back as more of a priority than a new goalkeeper. The club have been linked with Nick Pope, however, it will be interesting to see if Levy chooses to stick with the Frenchman for one more year or even potentially offer him a contract extension.