Report names 29-year-old PL star amongst four Tottenham targets for January
Nick Pope is one of the players Tottenham Hotspur have on their radar heading into the January transfer window, according to a report from the Daily Mail.
Spurs fans no longer need to wait for their first window under the guidance of Antonio Conte. The club go into the new year in a fantastic position in the Premier League. But there is still an expectation that they could be busy in the market.
And they have a number of players on their radar. The Daily Mail notes that they are keen on the likes of Adama Traore, Dusan Vlahovic and Dejan Kulusevski.
The trio have been linked with a move to Tottenham Hotspur Stadium for some time. So their names featuring will come as little surprise. But the other name mentioned is a little more intriguing.
The Daily Mail suggests that Pope is a target. It is claimed that Conte wants Fabio Paratici to bolster his squad with two further signings.
Nick Pope a safe pair of hands for Tottenham as doubts over Hugo Lloris start to emerge again
Pope is a player who has been on Tottenham’s radar in the past. In fact, ahead of last summer, it was suggested that Spurs had the Burnley man on their wishlist amid doubts over Hugo Lloris’s future. At the time, his asking price was said to be £50 million.
Lloris has been outstanding this term. But questions over his future have started up again. It was reported this week that Nice have made the 35-year-old their top target for the summer. And Tottenham may be powerless to stop him leaving with his contract up in the coming months.
So Pope may be on the shopping list amid concerns about what decision Lloris may make.
Pope’s stock has probably not been as high this season as it has in previous years. FBRef lists him at 29th in the league for his performance against the expected goals against Burnley this term. Lloris meanwhile, sits fifth.
He has kept two clean sheets in his last three however. And he has previously managed to force his way into the England fold.
And should Burnley continue to struggle, Tottenham may be hoping that he is available for a decent price.
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