Report: Everton make surprise Pickford decision amid Tottenham interest
Tottenham Hotspur have received a huge boost ahead of the January transfer window, with The Sun reporting that Everton would like to cash in on Jordan Pickford to raise funds for their own transfer plans.
Hugo Lloris has largely been superb over the last 12 months. However, he is facing an uncertain future. His contract at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium expires at the end of the campaign.
Reports this week claimed that Spurs were planning to initiate talks with the Frenchman in January. It was suggested that a new 12 month deal is looking increasingly likely.
However, the Toffees may be about to throw a spanner in the works.
The Sun reports that Everton would like to sell Pickford in January. It is claimed that Rafa Benitez cannot sign anyone without raising funds initially.
And with that, Pickford – who earns £100,000-a-week – may get the green light to go. And Tottenham are amongst his admirers.
The report suggests that he has an asking price of £30 million.
Tottenham could reportedly match his salary. However, the asking price may make a deal harder to complete.
Tottenham better off keeping Lloris than signing Pickford on current form
Lloris is now into the twilight of his career. And there are no guarantees over whether he will stay beyond this season.
However, Tottenham surely face a simple choice in January.
Pickford has been colossal for England. But he has struggled to replicate that form for Everton.
Meanwhile, Lloris could seemingly hang around for another 18 months based on how he is currently playing.
Antonio Conte is going to want to spend big in January and the summer. So holding onto Lloris rather than paying £30 million for Pickford looks to make a lot more sense right now.
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