Tottenham Hotspur have assessed the finances of a potential deal for Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford, according to The Sun (5/12/21 – 09:30).
Everton manager Rafa Benitez is said to be open to selling the England international to raise funds for new transfer targets.
The Toffees value Pickford at £30million and is under contract until 2024, which sees him take home around £100,000-a-week.
Spurs are reported to have crunched the figures and would be able to match his salary, but the asking price for the 27-year-old would make it an expensive deal.
Hugo Lloris is out of contract in North London at the end of the current campaign and is yet to pen a new extension, having originally moved to Spurs from Lyon in 2012.
Spurs boss Antonio Conte admitted earlier this week that he is yet to sit down and discuss a new deal with the World Cup winner (Sky Sports).
Lloris has continued to prove that at 34, he is still at the top of his game and the club should be doing everything in their power to keep him.
£30million could be better spent elsewhere in Conte’s squad with the urgent need for a creative midfielder, a back-up for Harry Kane and another central defender certainly ranking higher on the shopping list.
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