Report: Tottenham increasingly confident Hugo Lloris will stay, Pochettino offers incentive

Hugo Lloris Euro 2012 Penalty

Tottenham are now growing increasingly confident that goalkeeper Hugo Lloris will stay at the club for another year.

According to the Daily Mail, Tottenham are increasingly confident that goalkeeper Hugo Lloris will stay at White Hart Lane - and will even offer the Frenchman the captaincy.

Lloris, 28, joined Spurs from French side Lyon in 2012, and has become one of the top goalkeepers in the Premier League after years of consistent displays in the Tottenham goal.

However, his excellent performances have unsurprisingly attracted interest, with The Guardian recently reporting that Manchester United are looking to sign the goalkeeper this summer - if David De Gea left the club for Real Madrid.

Yet, with De Gea still at Old Trafford, United's need for a top goalkeeper has considerably diminished; as has their interest in Lloris as a result.

Now, just two weeks before the start of the new Premier League season, the Daily Mail report that Tottenham are increasingly confident of keeping Lloris at White Hart Lane.

In fact, the report states that manager Mauricio Pochettino will hand Lloris the captaincy, with former skipper Younes Kaboul sold to Sunderland earlier this month.

How important is Lloris to Tottenham?

Pochettino is attempting to build a side capable of securing a regular top four spot, and keeping Lloris is key to those hopes.

Alongside Jan Vertonghen, Nabil Bentaleb, Christian Eriksen and Harry Kane, Lloris is one of the pillars that Tottenham must build their team around both now and in the future.

Spurs may need Champions League football in the near future in order to keep Lloris long-term, but him staying for at least another year is a huge boost to their hopes in the upcoming season.

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