Tottenham Hotspur were reported to be interested in adding a goalkeeper to their squad last summer with 35-year-old Michel Vorm’s contract at the club expiring at the end of the current campaign.
According to press speculation back in October, one player who Spurs were looking at to replace Vorm, was Burnley goalkeeper Nick Pope (Bleacher Report). Pope impressed a lot of people with his performances for the Clarets last season, which earned him a place in England’s World Cup squad.
However, the 26-year-old suffered an injury last July which has put him out of action for the entirety of the season so far. In the meantime, fellow Englishmen Tom Heaton and Joe Hart have put in solid displays and have thus won the No.1 and No. 2 shirts respectively for Sean Dyche’s men.
According to a report in The Sun, Pope will be available for £10 million in the summer and Arsenal are now in pole position to sign him as a replacement for the retiring Petr Cech.
The report also claims that Tottenham have decided against moving for Pope due to Paulo Gazzaniga’s impressive performances this season.
The Argentine has been extremely reliable between the sticks in the League Cup and FA Cup games he has played in this season as well as in the few Premier League starts he made due to Lloris’ injury.
It looks as if he might have done enough to convince Pochettino and his staff not to bring in another goalkeeper in the summer, especially after overtaking Vorm in the pecking order.
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