Tottenham are apparently interested in signing Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford, despite the fact that the goalie recently signed a new four-and-a-half-year contract.
Hugo Lloris, 36, is past his prime and under fire for numerous high-profile errors this season, so the north London club is finally seeking to switch goalies.
Despite the England international signing a new contract in February, Pickford is still their top pick, according to the Sun.
According to the report, if Everton is demoted this year, they will permit the sale of the player to the team from north London.
Pickford’s value would decrease if the worst happens to Everton, but the Toffees would still expect roughly £35 million for their star goalkeeper, which is a price that might be bargained.
The 29-year-old signed a new contract last month, which was a major victory for the struggling club as they try to keep their place in the top division.
Nevertheless, if Everton is relegated to the Championship, they may consider moving him, and Spurs would be willing to match his new salary. Before agreeing to new terms, the player reportedly demanded roughly £200,000 per week.
As Lloris has been sidelined until April and Fraser Forster has been filling in for the previous few weeks, Tottenham manager Antonio Conte will be keen to strengthen his goalkeeping alternatives.
Tottenham are in need of a younger No. 1 who can occupy the position for years to come. Whether Conte will stay at the club this summer after their poor season is unknown. But Lloris is not getting any younger, hence, he needs a successor.
David Raya of Brentford has also been connected to the team, but Pickford’s name has surfaced frequently over the past 12 months.
When they defeated Brentford 1-0 at home on Saturday, the Toffees achieved a monumental victory.
They rose two points over the drop zone to 15th as a result.
Why Does Tottenham Want Pickford?
With Lloris’s contract at Goodison Park entering its last 18 months, Jordan Pickford has been mooted as a potential replacement. Pickford plays goal for Everton and is an England international.
Pickford undoubtedly has had his detractors throughout the years. He has made a lot of errors, most commonly for Everton, like Lloris, but the 29-year-old is maturing.
He has developed into a leader, and his performances have never been greater, as Everton fights to avoid being demoted from the Premier League this season.
Pickford has always performed at his peak for England, and he was at his best as the Three Lions advanced to the 2022 World Cup quarterfinals.
Pickford more than justified Gareth Southgate’s confidence in him despite some claims that Nick Pope and Aaron Ramsdale should have been ahead of him in the goalkeeping pecking order.
Pickford is the ideal modern goalkeeper for any club trying to play out from the back.
Jordan Lee Pickford (born 7 March 1994) is an English professional footballer who is a goalkeeper at Premier League club Everton and the England national team.
Along with stints on loan at Darlington, Alfreton Town, Burton Albion, Carlisle United, Bradford City, and Preston North End, Pickford has previously played for Sunderland’s academy, reserve, and senior sides. In June 2017, he committed to Everton for a £30 million price.
Pickford has competed at age groups under 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, and 21 for England.
In a friendly matchup against Germany in November 2017, he made his full-national team debut for England.
He started in goal for England’s fourth-place result in the 2018 FIFA World Cup, which saw the team make its first semi-final appearance since 1990.
He also started when England finished as runners-up at Euro 2020, reaching their first major tournament final since 1966 and their first Euro final ever.
Pickford started every game during the group stage and allowed 0 goals.