Tottenham Hotspur are keeping tabs on Jordan Pickford as they have reportedly earmarked him to become Hugo Lloris’ long-term successor.

According to The Telegraph, Jordan Pickford is being considered as the long-term successor for Tottenham goalkeeper and captain Hugo Lloris. The Everton stopper has a contract until 2024, with Spurs keeping tabs on the England No.1 as they remain keen on bringing him to north London in the summer of 2022.

Pickford has been a shrewd acquisition by Everton, who has excelled since signing from Sunderland in 2017. He has also taken over as England’s No.1, although he faces intense competition for places there with Aaron Ramsdale and Sam Johnstone sniffing around.

Pickford has not been the perfect goalkeeper, making quite a few high-profile errors in recent seasons. However, his overall form for club and country is proof of his growing reputation as one of the best modern goalkeepers in the Premier League.

Tottenham are looking to bring in a new goalkeeper to replace long-term servant Lloris, with Pickford emerging as a serious contender. Much like Pickford at Everton, Lloris has been a solid acquisition for Spurs. The Frenchman has established himself as one of the best in the Premier League since arriving in 2012. He has captained the side for many years and even led France to World Cup glory in 2018.

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However, at the age of 34, it might be time for a change of guard at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. Lloris recently refused to rule out a return to Ligue 1, and there is growing confidence that he will find a suitor if a departure from north London gets mooted.

Barcelona had been credited with an interest in signing him on a Bosman deal when his current contract expires at the end of the season. However, Spurs could look to extend his contract by a year to offset a sudden departure in the short term. The Lilywhites want to bring in a replacement to first deputise for him and then take over when Lloris eventually leaves.

Tottenham are also interested in Andre Onana, although the Cameroonian might move to Inter, as they have a verbal agreement with the Ajax star. The report adds that Spurs boss Antonio Conte would like a homegrown option between the sticks, and Pickford is earmarked to replace the veteran Frenchman.

Pickford will certainly not come cheap, as Everton will look to extract top value and make a handsome profit over their £25 million outlay on him. The Toffees might offer the 27-year-old an extension as this season progresses, while failure from both parties to agree over a longer stay might tempt Spurs to make an offer in the summer.

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