'I spent a lot of time with him...' - Exclusive: Robinson tips Spurs to sign 27yo this summer
Paul Robinson has tipped Tottenham to sign Nick Pope this summer after getting to know him really well during his time at Burnley.
The former England number one, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, insisted Hugo Lloris does not need to be replaced but admitted he does need competition for the number one shirt at Spurs.
According to the Daily Star, the England international is to be subject to a tug of war between Chelsea and Spurs this summer.
The 27-year-old is in line to collect the Premier League Golden Glove award this season having kept 11 clean sheets – one more than Dean Henderson and last season’s winner Alisson.
Robinson, who played with Pope at Burnley, suggested Spurs would be getting an “excellent” player if a deal was to be completed.
“If they are to replace Hugo, Popey is a top-class goalkeeper,” he told Football Insider.
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“I spent a lot of time with him at Burnley and he is a top goalkeeper.
“All top clubs carry two very strong number one stroke twos. I do not think Spurs should look to replace Hugo but they need to bring in some strong competition for him and Popey fits that bill.
“Popey is one of the best. He is an excellent shot-stopper and very good at crosses. The only thing that lets him down at times is his kicking but I know he is working very hard on that with Billy Murphy – the goalkeeping coach. He is not shy of working hard and has a great attitude.
“If he does move from Burnley it will be to one of the top clubs.”
Hugo Lloris’s performances have come under great scrutiny over the past two seasons. The club captain arguably at fault for two of RB Leipzig’s three goals as the Lilywhites crashed out of the Champions League.
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