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Hugo Lloris rejected a new Tottenham deal, but Spurs fans shouldn't be worried

Hugo doesn't want to leave, he just wants to earn more money at Tottenham. As he should!

Tottenham Hotspur v West Bromwich Albion - Premier League
"You're offering me HOW MUCH?"
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A report came out in the Mirror yesterday suggesting that Hugo Lloris has rejected the latest contract offer from Tottenham Hotspur, and it's gotten some Spurs fans in a tizzy. The report suggests that the club still anticipates that Hugo will extend his contract at some point this summer.

Setting aside the Mirror's complete lack of quotes or actual sources, which is par for the course when it comes to English media reporting on stories of this nature, there probably isn't too much reason to be worried at this point.

First, the Mirror acknowledges later in the article that the club may not have entered "formal negotiations" with Lloris yet. Which makes sense, since Hugo is currently in France preparing for the European Championships. Lloris' rejection of this contract offer may have been the club asking his agent "Would Hugo accept £X/week?" and his agent replying "No, we're really looking for £Y/week."

Also, there doesn't seem to be any strong indications this summer that Hugo is angling for a move out of North London. Last summer was a different story; with Spurs in Europa (again), had the David De Gea transfer gone in a different direction we might have seen Hugo push for a move to a club like PSG or Manchester United.

But things are different this time around. Tottenham finished third, are guaranteed Champions League group stage football next season, and the club is on the rise. Hugo is club captain and the lock-down #1 for a club with high ambitions, playing pretty football. This is pretty much everything Hugo could ask for, and Hugo has made his admiration for Mauricio Pochettino known this past season. Barring something behind the scenes that has poisoned the well, there doesn't seem to be much concern that Hugo really wants to leave.

Instead, Spurs fans should view the Mirror report, if truthful, as indication that Hugo is angling for the best possible deal for himself. As he should! Lloris is one of the best keepers in Europe, France's #1, and regularly puts in outstanding performances.

Spurs are reportedly very eager to sign him to a contract extension, but he still has three years left on his current deal. Probably inaccurate Googling reveals he could be making around £67k/week in his current contract. He has time and leverage on his side, and there's really no reason why he shouldn't be up there with Tottenham's highest wages earners, or even among the top-earning keepers in Europe. He's earned it.

So let's not freak out quite yet about this report. Yes, Hugo probably did reject some contract offer, but that doesn't mean that he won't yet sign. It just means Spurs are going to have to pony up a lot of dough, which they should do anyway.

Get paid, Hugo.