Tottenham Hotspur are believed to have made their first approach for Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford, but the player wants the answer to two questions before he considers joining.

Now that Hugo Lloris‘ time at Tottenham appears to be coming to an end (Nice-Matin), the North London side are in the market for a new number-one goalkeeper.

Hugo Lloris

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Many goalkeepers have been linked with Tottenham Hotspur over the past few months, but Brentford’s David Raya appeared to be the top choice of late (Football Insider).

Spurs have also long held an interest in Pickford (GiveMeSport). The Everton stopper recently signed a new contract with the Toffees which runs to 2027.

Had Everton been relegated to the Championship this season the matter regarding Pickford’s future may well have been more clear-cut. However, despite surviving the drop it seems Everton may still face a battle to keep the 29-year-old.

That’s according to sources at Football Transfers, who claim Spurs have initiated contact with the Merseyside club with regards to signing Pickford. The player himself, however, has doubts.

Apparently, Tottenham could still be deterred by the fact Everton have set an asking price of £40 million for their keeper. Nevertheless, the Lilywhites are thought to have already paved the way to “establish a dialogue” over the move.

Pickford meanwhile, needs “two key assurances” if he is to swap Everton for Spurs. First of all, he is keen to know who the next manager will be at the club.

Secondly, Pickford has concerns that his England colleague Harry Kane could leave Spurs. With Kane’s future up in the air, the situation regarding Pickford is tipped to be a “slow burn” this summer.

Spurs Web Opinion

I would be happy with the signing of Pickford. He’s got bags of experience for club and country and has a bit of fight and passion in him that we desperately need.

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