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Spurs boss speaks of joy at key man's contract extension

Hugo Lloris Euro 2012 Penalty

Tottenham will continue to have one of the league's top goalkeepers at the club for the coming years.

After a summer of speculation on the future of France captain and undisputed Tottenham number one Hugo Lloris, it isn't just Tottenham fans delighted with the news the 27-year-old has signed an improved five-year contract.

New boss Mauricio Pochettino is equally pleased that he will be working with a player that former manager Tim Sherwood described as one of the best goalkeepers in the world, after the Frenchman's contract extension last week.

Pochettino was quoted on the club's official Twitter account delighted with the decision:

Lloris had been linked to flush French teams PSG and Monaco earlier in the summer, both of whom would be able to propose large transfer fees in an attempt to sway Daniel Levy's, and the player's mind.

But the club moved to emphasise how highly thought of the former Lyon star is at White Hart Lane, rewarding him with a bumper new deal.

Speaking after news of his new contract was disclosed, the Frenchman said: “I spoke with the chairman [Daniel Levy] and I know the club is as ambitious as ever.

“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."

Tottenham are now rumoured to be about to offer a contract extension to Belgian star Jan Vertonghen, with the defender attracting similar admiring glances from the top clubs in Europe.

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