Reported Spurs target will be allowed to leave if PL club are relegated – Journalist explains

CBS Sports reporter Ben Jacobs has revealed that Everton have verbally agreed to allow Jordan Pickford to leave the club in the summer if they fail to preserve their Premier League status.

Multiple outlets have reported recently that Spurs are expected to sign a successor to Hugo Lloris in the summer.

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Football.London’s Alasdair Gold claimed back in February that Valencia’s Giorgi Mamardashvili, Brentord’s David Raya, Brighton’s Robert Sanchez and AC Milan’s Mike Maignan are the four names at the top of the North London club’s wishlist.

Meanwhile, over the last few months, Pickford has also been repeatedly mentioned as a potential option to take over the gloves from Lloris (Daily Mail).

In what came as a blow to Spurs, Everton confirmed a couple of weeks ago that the England international has put pen to paper on a new deal at Goodison Park until 2027.

However, if Jocobs’ latest update is to be believed, Sean Dyche’s men, who are currently only above the relegation places on goal difference, would allow their number one to leave if they go down.

While discussing Chelsea’s goalkeeping targets, the journalist told Caught Offside: “If Chelsea’s new manager and recruitment team do want a new No.1, though, Raya is high up on their list, alongside Brighton’s Rob Sanchez.

“Everton’s Jordan Pickford is also one to watch. He did just sign a new deal, and there is no relegation release clause, but there is a verbal agreement he’ll be allowed to leave if Everton go down.”

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Even if Everton were to go down, Pickford would not come cheap on the back of signing a four-year contract extension.

So, Spurs, Chelsea and Man Utd, who are all on the lookout for a new goalkeeper, would likely prioritise a move for David Raya over the England international.

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