Sean Dyche banters with journalist when asked about Spurs target’s price tag

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Dom Le Roy

Sean Dyche has joked that all Tottenham would have to do to sign Nick Pope is to offer him crisps and lager at a pub.

There has been plenty of speculation regarding Hugo Lloris’ future at Spurs, with some reports suggesting that the Frenchman could be set for a reunion with Mauricio Pochettino at Paris Saint-Germain.

Reports indicate that Tottenham are eyeing a move for Pope in the summer as Lloris’ long-term replacement.

However, it has been claimed that the Clarets are determined to hang on to their number one and will demand a fee of around £50m for the goalkeeper.

When Dyche was asked if it would take a substantial bid for Spurs to price the England international away from Turf Moor, he joked that allowing him to go to a pub might be enough to convince him.

Pubs and restaurants continue to remain shut due to COVID restrictions in the UK and Dyche certainly seems desperate for them to reopen.

When asked about what Tottenham will need to pay for Pope, the Burnley boss told LancsLive: “How do you know every offer would have to be massive?

“If they offered a bag of crisps, a pint of lager, in a pub, at the moment with the way things are going, I might be swayed. I might actually take it.”

When pushed on the matter and asked if Burnley are now in a position to reject big offers, Dyche responded: “I have just told you what the price is, if someone can find a way of changing the rules of the country, get me a pint and a big of crisps then I will have to try and hang on to Popey the best I could.”

The 49-year-old also revealed the flavour of crips he would prefer.

He added: “Picked Onion Monster Munch have got to be up there. Anything steak minded or beef. That would do.”

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