Jordan Pickford has emerged as one of the most dependable goalkeepers in the English Top Flight. At times, he has single-handedly kept Everton in games and saved them from embarrassing scorelines. He is also one of the core members of the team and a leader in the dressing room.
Gone are the days when Pickford’s buttery fingers would make errors that would cost the Toffees. Even when Everton backline has let him down, he has stood as a wall and kept most of the things out of his goal.
The Englishman arrived from Sunderland for £25 million in 2017 and has been Everton’s undisputed No.1 ever since. There have been phases where he was considered too error prone and there were shouts of bringing in a new keeper to Goodison Park but Pickford has managed to win back the love of fans through his fantastic goalkeeping.
The 28 year old is one of the most important players on the team and is considered a senior figure in the dressing room. In fact, Frank Lampard has entrusted Pickford with captain’s duties in absence of Seamus Coleman as he continued to perform at a high level.
Tottenham think of Everton keeper Jordan Pickford to replace Hugo Lloris
The Englishman signed a six year deal in 2018 and now he is entering the final 18 months of his contract at Everton. Pickford’s deal expires in the summer of 2024 and Everton want to renew their first choice goalkeeper, however, there seems to be a contract standoff between the player and the club.
According to The Mirror, Tottenham Hotspur are set to target Pickford as they seek a replacement for Hugo Lloris. Spurs believe they can take advantage of the contract standoff between Everton and Pickford and lure the 28 year old to North London.
The Toffees have an improved deal on the table and so far Pickford has snubbed the terms. If he continues to do so, Tottenham will test Everton’s resolve in the summer. Tottenham captain Lloris has made some huge blunders and has been error prone this season, posing questions whether he is still the best candidate for Spurs’ No.1 role.
The 36 year old reached the FIFA World Cup final with France but his goalkeeping throughout the tournament was average at best. Tottenham feel that his best years are now behind him and eye Pickford as the right candidate to replace the Frenchman.
Pickford’s spectacular performances between the sticks haven’t gone unnoticed as Chelsea have also registered interest in the 28 year old in the past. If Pickford doesn’t sign the new deal, Tottenham could make a swoop for him in the summer.
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