Tottenham fans react to Hugo Lloris contract reports, would want Jack Butland to replace him

Tottenham's Hugo Lloris before the game

Spurs goalkeeper Hugo Lloris has reportedly snubbed a new contract.

France's national soccer team captain Hugo LlorisFrance's national soccer team captain Hugo Lloris

Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Hugo Lloris has rejected a new contract with the club, according to reports from The Mirror on Wednesday afternoon.

The Frenchman, 29, has been a key part of the Spurs side ever since his 2012 move from Lyon, and was a major factor in Tottenham's superb defensive record this past season.

Stoke's Jack ButlandStoke's Jack Butland

However, The Mirror now report that Lloris - set to captain France at this summer's European Championships - has snubbed the offer of a new five-year deal at White Hart Lane.

Spurs don't appear to be in any huge rush to sell Lloris, and the report adds that chairman Daniel Levy remains confident of securing a new deal with the goalkeeper, who is believed to be looking for a little more money before penning a new deal.
Tottenham's Hugo Lloris before the game

Tottenham's Hugo Lloris before the game

After the reports broke, Spurs fans took to Twitter to suggest that, whilst Lloris is a key player under Mauricio Pochettino, it may not be the end of the world for the club if he does leave at some stage in the near future.

Lloris' form dipped towards the end of the season as Spurs' title bid fell apart, and fans claimed that if Lloris does go, it should be Stoke City star Jack Butland brought in to replace him.

England's Jack Butland during the national anthem before the gameEngland's Jack Butland during the national anthem before the game

The England international has impressed with Stoke City, and given that he is just 23, Butland would add to the growing base of young English talent at White Hart Lane.

Jordan Pickford of Sunderland also received an honourable mention, but Butland was a popular target amongst fans - even though there is still a high chance that Lloris, who is contracted until 2019, will stay at White Hart Lane for some time yet.

Here are some of the reactions after Lloris allegedly rejected a new deal at White Hart Lane...

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