Tottenham have been handed a boost ahead of the new Premier League season after goalkeeper Hugo Lloris revealed that he expects to stay at White Hart Lane.
The France international was initially cagey about where his future lies when quizzed immediately following his country’s 1-0 World Cup quarter-final defeat by Germany on Friday evening.
The 26-year-old, who joined Tottenham from Lyon in summer 2012 for an initial 10 million euros, has been heavily linked with a return to his homeland with big-spending Paris Saint-Germain believed to be interested in signing him.
However when Loris was asked again if he expects to be a Spurs player when the new season starts next month, he said: “Yes, I should be. I don’t want to speak about my situation now.
“I need a few days to recover and after that to relax, have a good rest and come back for next season.
“I think I will speak soon about that and we will deal with it.”
Lloris also added that he hopes new Spurs chief Mauricio Pochettino will spend his summer transfer budget more shrewdly than former boss Andre Villas-Boas did 12 months ago.
The Portuguese tactician was axed in December and replaced by Tim Sherwood after he invested the world record transfer fee received from Real Madrid for Gareth Bale on players who failed to get the club in a position to secure a top-four finish as the Londoners eventually had to settle for sixth spot.
Lloris added: “I have seen many players are gone – on which I have nothing to say.
“But now we have a lot of money to spend and it is up to the leadership to spend it well.”