Burnley goalkeeper Nick Pope would be the “ideal successor” to Hugo Lloris at Tottenham.

That is according to former Spurs and Burnley shot-stopper Paul Robinson, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about the possibility of Pope, 28, replacing the France captain in north London.

The Daily Mail claims Tottenham will launch a bid to sign the England international if Lloris leaves in the summer.

Football Insider understands PSG boss Mauricio Pochettino is in “regular contact” with Lloris and would love to sign him at the end of the season.

The 34-year-old will have just 12 months left on his contract at Spurs this July and the club may look to cash in rather than lose him on a free a year later.

When asked by Football Insider for his assessment of the goalkeeping situation at his former club, Robinson said:

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“Lloris is obviously going to be heavily linked with the PSG job because of the close relationship he had with Pochettino at Spurs.

“He has been back to his best this season, bar the last few games, his form has been great.

“The goalkeeping area is an area that the club will have to address soon.

“I think Pope would be the ideal successor to Lloris in the long run but let’s not forget that they have got Joe Hart there as well. People thought he would go there and just make up the numbers but he has impressed when he has gone in.

“Lloris and Hart are a few years older than Pope though so I think it is an area the club will currently be looking at. I think Nick Pope will be at the top of the list.” 

Pope has prevented more expected goals that any other goalkeeper in Europe’s top five leagues this season (11.63). (Wyscout)

He has two-and-a-half years remaining on his contract at Turf Moor.

In other news, Tottenham will not stand in the way of 23-year-old’s permanent exit from the club.