EXCLUSIVE: Tottenham make Pickford move but England keeper wants TWO assurances

Steve Kay
Steve Kay
  • Updated: 5 Jun 2023 06:40 BST
  • 4 min read
Jordan Pickford, Everton, Tottenham, 2022/23
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Tottenham have contacted Everton over a potential summer transfer for Jordan Pickford but could be put off by the Toffees’ high asking price for the goalkeeper, FootballTransfers can reveal.

Spurs have been following Pickford for several months and are known to be in the market for a new goalkeeper, with Hugo Lloris falling out of favour after a poor campaign and destined to depart at the end of his contract.

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The London side have already started to make moves with regard to the 29-year-old England No.1, who is under contract with Everton until 2027.

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Tottenham have already contacted the Goodison Park club to establish a dialogue over Pickford, while there have also been discussions between Spurs and the player’s entourage.

Sources have told FootballTransfers that Everton expect to receive in the region of £40 million for Pickford.

Although this figure may prove too much for Tottenham, it aligns with the goalkeepers’ Estimated Transfer Value (ETV), which FootballTransfers’ algorithm estimates to be a maximum of £47m (€54.4m).

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Jordan Pickford and England teammate Harry Kane
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Pickford wants two assurances

Pickford, who enjoyed a stellar season for Everton despite the club’s struggles, wants two key assurances before he considers a move to Tottenham.

Firstly, he wants to know who the new manager will be. Celtic boss Ange Postecoglou appears to be in the driving seat for the position, with a string of high-profile names having turned the post down.

Secondly, Pickford wants to know if Harry Kane will remain at the club.

The goalkeeper’s England colleague is reportedly unsettled at Spurs following a season of underperformance and has been linked with a big-money transfer to Manchester United or Real Madrid. All indications are that Tottenham will fight to retain their captain but with just a year left on his contract, they have limited power.

With the Kane situation expected to take some time to resolve fully, Pickford’s Tottenham transfer could also prove to be a slow burn.

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