Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris has hailed the signing of Paulinho from Corinthians, saying it is an indication of the north London club's ambitions.

Spurs snapped up Paulinho earlier this month in a deal believed to be worth around £17 million, beating off the likes of Inter Milan, Roma, Chelsea and Real Madrid.

Lloris, a summer signing from Lyon last year, featured in Tottenham's first game a pre-season last night, a 1-1 draw with Swindon, and the Frenchman said he was delighted that Spurs had moved to land the highly-rated Brazilian international.

"It's a good thing for us to have a Brazil international in our team," he told Sky Sports.

"It shows that the club is still developing and improving because we can have now some great players like Paulinho."

Gareth Bale got his pre-season up and running with a sensational strike in the draw against the Robins last night, amidst rumours he is likely to stay put at White Hart Lane for another season despite interest from Real Madrid.

Lloris however was cautious about predicting that the Welshman can replicate his form of last season in which he scored 21 Premier League goals.

"It's nice to see him in good form," he added.

"But pre-season is long so we need to concentrate on our work. It's good to see him but it's just the beginning."

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