Five reasons Pickford should be a priority Spurs target in 2017

Over the past few weeks, Tottenham have been reportedly tracking Sunderland goalkeeper Jordan Pickford. Pickford has been identified by Mauricio Pochettino as the long-term shot-stopper he desires to have at White Hart Lane amid fears that Hugo Lloris may move on.

The 22-year-old has been in sensational form for Sunderland this season following his promotion from the youth team to the club’s senior squad. His vital saves and match-saving moments have ensured Black Cats’ Premier League survival bid remains alive and kicking.

Meanwhile, Spurs currently possess one of the finest goalkeepers in European football in Lloris, but there are fears he may move on next summer if the Londoners fail to qualify for the Champions League, which is a distinct possibility given the competition at the top end of English football.

Pickford, then, could be an appealing option in a few months’ time, and here are FIVE reasons why Spurs should target him in 2017…