Mauricio Pochettino delighted with new Hugo Lloris deal

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Mauricio Pochettino has expressed his delight to have kept hold of star goalkeeper Hugo Lloris, stating that ‘this is very good news for Tottenham’.

This comes after the highly-rated France international signed a new five year contract extension deal that will keep him at the club until 2019.

Lloris commitment

Lloris, 27, has gone up in stature over the past few seasons and with the limelight of the World Cup, many clubs have shown an interest in him.

However, the former Lyon shot-stopper wanted to silence any rumours as soon as he got back from the tournament, making sure there wasn’t any uncertainty about his future by penning this new deal.

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Lloris didn’t disappoint on the biggest stage of them all for his country, only letting in three goals in the five games that his French side played, proving himself to be among the best goalies in the world.

Pochettino delight

Newly-appointed boss Pochettino, who joined the London club after leaving Southampton at the end of the season, seems to think the same with these new comments.

“This is very good news for Tottenham Hotspur Football Club, for us and his team-mates," he told the club's official website.

“Hugo is a great goalkeeper and it’s very important he’s excited to stay with us. We are excited that he’s going to be here with us. It’s very important for the future.”

Spurs are also looking to complete a few more deals this summer, as they are currently hold a reported interest Everton defender John Stones and Swansea left-back Ben Davies.

Pochettino will want to build on the sixth-place finish that former managers Andre Villas-Boas and Tim Sherwood achieved last season as he gears up for a new campaign.

Tottenham's first pre-season game is against Seattle Sounders on Saturday 19 July.

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