Spurs to lock up Lloris with new contract ahead of transfer window

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Tottenham Hotspur are well aware that Hugo Lloris, their starting and star goalkeeper, will be in high demand during the upcoming summer’s transfer window, thus they’re moving early to fight off the big-name, big-money suitors.

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Lloris, who currently makes $115,000 per week, will reportedly be offered a new contract in the coming days or weeks that will bump the 29-year-old France and Spurs captain up to $145,000 per week, making him quite easily Tottenham’s highest-paid player.

Lloris’ name was heavily linked with clubs like Real Madrid and Manchester United during David De Gea‘s “will he stay or will he go” saga last summer. That was barely a year after Lloris had put pen to paper an extension to his current contract. With his current contract set to expire in the summer of 2019, Lloris could potentially be snatched away this summer for a fee befitting a player well below his world-class abilities.

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If Spurs are able to tack another two years onto the end of his three remaining years and increase his wages another $30,000 per week, they’re protected financially protected no matter what Lloris’ future may hold. Should he be sold, at that point he’d command a fee close to $40 million. A strong showing at this summer’s European Championship will only further thrust Lloris into the spotlight, while simultaneously raising Spurs’ asking price.

Scary thought: the best is still to come as Lloris doesn’t turn 30 until Boxing Day 2016.