Tottenham have been tipped to sign Nick Pope this summer as Burnley “cannot afford” not to accept a £30million plus offer.
That is according to ex-Leeds United forward Noel Whelan, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, as he suggested a new keeper is needed in north London given the form of Hugo Lloris since the World Cup.
According to the Daily Star, the England international is to be subject to a tug of war between Chelsea and Spurs this summer as they both search for a new number one.
The 27-year-old has been ever-present in a Sean Dyche side that has kept 11 clean sheets this season – the joint-highest in the league along with Liverpool.
Whelan suggested Burnley’s financial situation would mean a bid of £30million would likely be too much for the Claret and Blues to reject.
“After the World Cup Lloris’s game has slid down a little bit and mistakes have been creeping into his game,” he told Football Insider.
“His performances leave you wondering whether his age is getting to him? Maybe he needs more competition because he has always been number one and is of course captain of the club.
“Nick Pope is an excellent goalkeeper. There is not many good goalkeepers out there so he would definitely be worth the money – without a doubt.
“A club like Burnley have got to accept it when clubs come in with big money. They cannot afford not to accept a £30million plus bid. Spurs get a good goalkeeper, Sean Dyche gets some money to go out their and strengthen.”
Since arriving from Charlton in 2016, Pope has managed to force Tom Heaton out of the side whilst also establishing himself as a regular in the England squad.
In other Tottenham news, Paul Robinson has told Football Insider teenager is “ready” for major role under Jose Mourinho.