Report: Tottenham and West Ham interested in potential £12m Nick Pope swoop

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The Times have claimed that Tottenham Hotspur could look to sign Burnley goalkeeper Nick Pope as a potential backup for Hugo Lloris this summer.

Spurs could be in the market for a number two this summer, with the North London club not expected to take up the option to sign Pierluigi Gollini permanently (Goal).

Reports over recent weeks have suggested that Tottenham have identified Sam Johnstone, whose contract with West Brom runs out this summer, as a target and are increasingly confident of winning the race for the 29-year-old (The Sun).

The Times have now claimed that Pope is another option on Spurs’ radar, with Burnley now on the brink of relegation.

It is explained that Arsenal have stepped away from the race for the Clarets shot-stopper due to his technical shortcomings with the ball at his feet.

However, Spurs are thought to be facing competition from West Ham for Pope, who is said to be valued at around £12m.

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While Pope is arguably a better shot-stopper than Johnstone, the Baggies star is a better all-around package, given that the goalkeeper has to be involved during build-up play in Conte’s system. The fact that Johnstone is available on a free transfer makes it a no-brainer.

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