Paul Robinson has urged Tottenham Hotspur to snap up Nick Pope this summer, suggesting that the Burnley goalkeeper would be the ideal man to take the reins from Hugo Lloris.
Pope has been one of the most consistent goalkeepers in the Premier League over the last couple of years, displaying his tremendous shot-stopping ability and commanding presence in the penalty area.
Previous reports indicated that Tottenham want the Burnley number one as a potential replacement for Hugo Lloris in the summer, with the Spurs captain potentially on his way to Paris Saint-Germain.
Robinson insisted that Pope is the best out of all the goalkeepers linked with Tottenham and the former England number one urged the Lilywhites to pull out all stops to sign the Burnley star, even if he might prove more expensive than the other choices.
He told Football Insider: “I think Johnstone is a goalkeeper capable of replacing Hugo Lloris.
“He has had an unbelievable season at West Brom but I would like to see Spurs go for Nick Pope. He is a better goalkeeper and he has been nothing short of brilliant at Burnley.
“He is England’s number two ahead of Dean Henderson, which is a huge vote of confidence.
“He has had a great season again at Burnley and I still think there is more to come from him. For me, he is a better goalkeeper than Dean Henderson and Sam Johnstone.
“Yes, you could get Johnston for cheaper than Nick Pope but I think they would be better off paying that bit more.”
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I believe that Spurs are much more likely to go for Johnstone than Pope this summer. Although Pope is the better goalkeeper out of the two, the West Brom man will come much cheaper and would be more willing to serve as Lloris’ understudy for a season or two before taking over as the club’s number one.
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