According to a report from the Daily Mail, Tottenham have made Burnley stopper, Nick Pope, their number one target to replace Hugo Lloris.
The French World Cup winner could be on his way this summer. The Spurs ace is said to be interesting PSG and his former boss Mauricio Pochettino, with only a year left on his deal come the next window.
And the Mail now claims that Clarets goalkeeper Pope has been identified as the ideal replacement for Lloris. It is believed Pope is valued at around the £30m mark.
Pope’s form for Burnley in recent seasons has been outstanding. Since taking over from Tom Heaton, he’s established himself as the number one at Turf Moor, with nine clean sheets from his 25 starts this term.
The stopper is in fierce competition with Jordan Pickford and Dean Henderson at England level. A move to Spurs, then, could well enhance his chances further, especially if European football is on the cards.
TBR View: Pope is as good as there is, a fine signing for Spurs if done
They don’t come much better than Nick Pope when it comes to Premier League goalkeepers. Assured in his area, commanding in his six yard box, and a brilliant shot stopper, he really does have it all.
Lloris has been a fine servant to Spurs but a new ‘keeper is inevitable eventually for the club. Pope, then, would be the ideal candidate.
£30m isn’t even that much either. Pope is 28, meaning he has at least five or six seasons left in him, given a goalkeeper’s usual shelf life.