Tottenham Hotspur captain Hugo Lloris believes Moussa Sissoko can provide vital experience, along with other senior players, to a young squad at White Hart Lane.

With only minutes left in the summer transfer window, the Frenchman completed a dramatic deadline switch to Tottenham from Newcastle United earlier this week.

After haggling all day on Wednesday, Tottenham finally agreed to splash out £30m on Sissoko after the player had already agreed to head to Merseyside for a medical with Everton.

And Lloris feels his international team-mate’s arrival is great news for a young Tottenham squad, who are looking forward to an exciting season where they will be playing in the Champions League.

The Spurs captain has stressed the importance of the senior players assuming a bigger role in guiding Mauricio Pochettino’s young squad, and believes Tottenham new boy Sissoko will also be a big part of the dressing room at White Hart Lane because of his experience.  


Lloris told the club’s official website: “It’s true that our squad is very young and the young players need more experienced players around them.

“This is my responsibility too. We need to show everyone the right way, the correct way and try to bring everyone in the same direction but it’s quite easy because the spirit is great.

“You can see the improvement we have made and we’re going to experience the Champions League this season – it will be the first time for most of the team and it will be interesting and exciting to face some of the best teams in Europe.

“It’s important to show a good image of the club but I think it’s also important to have a mix of players that are young and experienced.

"Moussa will have this, for sure.”

Sissoko is currently away with the France national team for international duty, and is expected to be in the squad for Tottenham’s visit to Stoke City on 10th September.