Sky Sports reporter Michael Bridge has suggested that Jordan Pickford might not be one of Tottenham’s top targets anymore, since the goalkeeper has put pen to paper on a new contract with Everton.
Multiple outlets have reported recently that Spurs are expected to sign a successor to Hugo Lloris in the summer.
Football.London claimed last month that Valencia’s Giorgi Mamardashvili, Brentord’s David Raya, Brighton’s Robert Sanchez and AC Milan’s Mike Maignan are the four names at the top of the North London club’s wishlist.
Meanwhile, over the last few months, Pickford has also been repeatedly mentioned as a potential option to take over the gloves from Lloris (Daily Mail).
However, Everton confirmed earlier this week that the England international has put pen to paper on a new deal at Goodison Park until 2027.
Bridge suggested that while the new deal does not exclude the possibility of Pickford being sold by the Toffees, it does make a move to Spurs unlikely for the 28-year-old.
The journalist told GiveMeSport: “I think Pickford might have just dropped down their pecking order of targets because of that new contract.
“But maybe that is also to protect Everton as well. I think Spurs might look at it if Everton get relegated.
“But maybe now if they stayed up, Dyche will keep his job, I’m sure. Pickford would cost quite a lot of money, meaning Spurs might look elsewhere.”
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Everton are not out of relegation trouble by any stretch of the imagination.
So, there is no doubt in my mind that Pickford’s entourage would have wanted a modest release clause inserted into the contract in the event that the Toffees do go down this season.
So, one cannot rule out the 28-year-old moving to Spurs just yet.
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