Former BBC pundit Noel Whelan has backed Tottenham Hotspur to sign Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford in 2023.
The Lowdown: Lloris replacement?
According to TEAMtalk, Spurs want to replace Hugo Lloris at the end of the season and are targeting Pickford and Brentford shot-stopper David Raya as potential replacements.
Chelsea are also interested in Pickford, whose contract at Goodison Park expires in 2024.
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The latest: Pickford’s exit backed up
Speaking to Football Insider, Whelan has claimed there is “100%” a deal to be done between Tottenham and Everton for Pickford, admitting he “can’t see” the 28-year-old staying at the club of Merseyside beyond next year. :
“When you lose a player of the experience and quality of Lloris, you have to look for that substitute at international level.
“I don’t see Jordan Pickford staying at Everton. He’s been loyal to them.
“They stayed in the Premier League by the skin of their teeth last season, it will be another battle this season.
“I think these kind of high quality players deserve to be at a top club.
“Pickford deserves to fight for honours. Spurs haven’t quite done it yet but it would be a big step in the right direction.
“The best players should play in the Champions League, and Everton won’t.
“They also need the money to make their own signings. There is a 100% deal here.
The verdict: Worrying
Spurs and Chelsea’s interest in Pickford will certainly be worrying for Toffees fans.
“The goalkeeper, who earned his 46th cap for England in their 6-2 win over Iran at the FIFA World Cup in Qatar, has yet to win a major trophy in his 28-year-old career, and would probably have more opportunities in traditional.” six big sides
He finds himself back in a relegation battle with the Blues sitting just one point and one place above the relegation zone in the Premier League, and may be thinking of leaving with so little time left on his contract.
However, unless Everton can start to match Pickford’s ambitions, he is likely to leave within the next year.
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