Tottenham Hotspur legend hails Hugo Lloris

Hugo Lloris

Ossie Ardiles has expressed his delight that French goalkeeper Hugo Lloris has signed a new contract with Tottenham Hotspur.

The former Argentinian international - who won the World Cup in 1978 - spent 10 years at White Hart Lane, winning the FA Cup and the UEFA Cup - and becoming a cult hero in the process. Despite a less successful spell as manager of Spurs, the 61-year old is still adored by fans of the North London club, and can currently be seen on RTE Sport as a pundit for the duration of the 2014 World Cup.

He is still very vocal with his support of Spurs, and his latest comments have been to praise the club for securing the talents of French goalkeeper Hugo Lloris on a long-term deal.

The shot-stopper is considered one of the best keepers in the world, and his performances last season were one of few highlights in a troublesome season for the Premier League club. Since moving to North London in 2012, the 27-year old has gone on to make 64 appearances for his current club, and, since February 2012, he has been the captain of the French national side - with whom he has won 61 caps.

Many were touting a possible move away from White Hart Lane this summer, however a new five-year deal was agreed this morning, and Ardiles is delighted with the news.

Speaking to talkSPORT, the Argentine said: "Lloris is a wonderful goalkeeper. 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.”

With the likely departure of club captain Michael Dawson, this new deal for Lloris could signal the intention that the Frenchman becomes the new skipper at White Hart Lane. And, considering his reputation among the Spurs faithful, they will be delighted that their man has decided to commit his future to the club.

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