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Tottenham: Antonio Conte makes Hugo Lloris admission amid transfer links

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The Spurs goalkeeper is spending the last six months of his contract, with no signs of a renewal being imminent.

Hugo Lloris joined Tottenham from Lyon in 2012. Having spent roughly a decade at the club, the World Cup winner is nearing the end of his current contract.

Tottenham hoped to replace Lloris with a young keeper when they signed Pierluigi Gollini on a loan deal last summer. However, the Italian goalkeeper has not been able to live up to expectations at Tottenham.

On the other hand, Lloris has been among the most consistent performers in the Spurs squad this season. The 35-year-old has retained his place on the lineup while delivering several impressive performances.

In a pre-match interview ahead of his side’s game against Crystal Palace, Conte refused to offer assurance over Lloris’ future.

He said (via Mirror): “Hugo is our captain, he is a player that played for Tottenham for many years and we are all happy to have him in our team, in the squad and in the dressing room.

“For sure he is a point of reference for the other players and Hugo knows very well what I think about him and what the club thinks about him.

“Now we’ll see but I think Hugo won’t be ever a problem for Tottenham.”

According to Eurosport, Tottenham are eying a move for Everton’s Jordan Pickford. However, Lloris’ performances might persuade the club to continue with him for a few more seasons. Asked about his plans for the upcoming transfer market, the Tottenham manager responded: 

“Now my focus is to work with the players and to improve the situation. Then for sure we will have a meeting with the club, the sporting director and general director to try to understand if there is the possibility to improve the situation, but now it is good to be focused on the pitch.

“We have an important game against Crystal Palace. Don’t forget Crystal Palace beat us 3-0 (in September) and we have to try to prepare for the game very well because we want to get three points.

“Our focus has to be now on the pitch to overcome this period that is very busy.”

Following their game against Palace, Tottenham will face Southampton in their next league match on Tuesday.