Tottenham Hotspur of England’s English Premier League (EPL) is busy with ‘finding the next gatekeeper’. Farewell to old-fashioned goalkeeper Hugo Lloris is approaching, but there is no suitable alternative yet. In the midst of this, British media The Sun reported on the 12th local time that Tottenham are also eyeing Everton’s Jordan Pickford.
Lloris’ contract with Tottenham runs until next summer. Lloris, 36, has been in charge of Tottenham’s goal for over 10 years since the summer of 2012. Many media outlets say that it is unlikely that Tottenham will renew the contract with Lloris again.
Pickford, 29, from England, played for Preston and Sunderland. He joined Everton in the summer of 2017, but after signing a long-term renewal earlier this year, his contract period was extended to the summer of 2027.
As Everton has been in a slump this season and even Chelsea have expressed interest in Pickford, Pickford’s long-term contract has raised a lot of topics and questions. Everton are currently in 15th place, two points clear of relegation zone West Ham United.
In the midst of this, it is known that several names besides Pickford are on Tottenham’s goalkeeper recruiting target list. Last month, there was a report in Turkiye that “Tottenham has agreed to bring Altay Bindr of Fenerbahce of the Turkiye Super League as a free agent (FA) player this summer.” 베팅룸 토토
On the other hand, Tottenham is said to have contacted Alex Mere, goalkeeper of Italian Serie A SSC Napoli. The Sun reported that Aston Villa’s Emiliano Martinez is also on the rise.
Last summer, England national team goalkeeper Sam Johnstone was also on the list. Johnstone, who at the time played for West Bromwich Albion in the English Football League (EFL) Championship, a second division club, is currently signed by Crystal Palace in the Premier League. As he was a free agent, there were observations that Tottenham would contact him more actively, but the contract was not concluded.