Hugo Lloris has handed Tottenham a major boost after agreeing to terms of a new two-and-half-year deal as confirmed by the club.
The French goalkeeper is one of the best in the world and there had been rumours he could leave Spurs for free, but the club has announced he is staying until 2024.
Keeping Lloris beyond this campaign is a major statement of intent from Spurs.
Antonio Conte is making the team believe it can beat anyone now and keeping the best players would make his job much easier.
There are only a few goalies in the world who can deliver the fine performances Lloris has for Spurs and his country.
His contract renewal shows that Tottenham means business, and this would be pivotal in helping Conte to achieve success at the club.
However, an overreliance on Lloris could be a problem in the long run.
Several goalkeepers have come and gone with Lloris remaining undisputed. If we lose him for an extended period, it might have a big effect on us as a club.
The former Lyon man will not play football forever, so we need to use the next few transfer windows to identify another top goalie who can replace him in goal.