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Report: Spurs will have to pay £50m to land Burnley’s Nick Pope

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Report: Spurs will have to pay £50m to land Burnley’s Nick Pope

According to Lancashire Live, Tottenham will have to stump up around £50m if they want to try and sign Burnley stopper, Nick Pope, this summer.

Reports in the media this past week have claimed that Spurs are eyeing up Pope as a potential replacement for Hugo Lloris. Along with Dean Henderson, the England stopper is seen as the ideal replacement.

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However, Burnley are not prepared to let their number one go without a fight. His form has been exceptional at Turf Moor, and Lancs Live claim the club would seek around £50m if they do consider selling Pope.

That fee could well put Spurs off. Manchester United are thought to want £40m themselves for Henderson. It is, then, looking like Daniel Levy will need to splash some cash if Spurs do want a top stopper in the summer.

Lloris is heading into the final year of his contract this summer and Jose Mourinho is apparently keen to address the situation sooner, rather than later.

 

TBR View: £50m is a lot, but goalkeepers just as important as strikers

Go back through time and most teams who are successful have a top goalkeeper. In England, you only have to look at Alisson Becker and Ederson. While abroad, you can cite Manuel Neuer and further back, Iker Casillas and Gigi Buffon as examples.

Paying £50m for Pope might seem a lot but in reality, Spurs might get around a decade out of their man, maybe less, given he is 28.

Pope is top class and really on top of his game. And just like the best clubs in the league, Spurs might just have to part with the cash here if they’re to land a player who Jurgen Klopp labelled ‘sensational’ in the summer.

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