Former Tottenham defender Graham Roberts has told Football FanCast in an exclusive interview that he would go for Burnley’s Nick Pope over Aaron Ramsdale of Sheffield United.
The MailOnline reported last month that Tottenham are interested in signing Ramsdale as they look for a long-term successor to current first-choice goalkeeper Hugo Lloris, who is out of contract next year.
Ramsdale, a part of Gareth Southgate’s England squad that reached the Euro 2020 final, looks to be a very attainable option following Sheffield United’s relegation to the Championship.
Roberts, though, would prefer someone like Pope over the 23-year-old. Speaking exclusively to FFC, the Spurs legend said:
“He’s young. I’m not so sure. Me personally, I would have gone for the lad Pope; I think he’s a better goalie.
“I think the lad at West Brom [Sam Johnstone] is a better goalie. So those two I think are ahead of Ramsdale.”
If Spurs did consider a move for Pope, the Burnley ‘keeper looks like he could be a very good option.
He obviously has plenty of Premier League experience and has kept 37 clean sheets since making his top-flight debut.
Ultimately, with Lloris now 34 and his contract running down, that goalkeeper position is something Nuno Espirito Santo will have to look at.