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Tottenham can land masterclass with Jordan Pickford deal

Tottenham have been very active in the summer transfer window as they have moved quickly to strengthen their squad in the off-season. 

Fabio Paratici is not willing to be complacent after the 2021/22 team secured Champions League football by finishing fourth in the Premier League and has made moves to improve Antonio Conte’s group.

Fraser Forster, Yves Bissouma, Richarlison, and Ivan Perisic are all already through the door before the first game of pre-season, with all of them arriving on permanent deals.

Spurs may not be done yet, though, as they continue to be linked with a host of players across the globe in a variety of positions.

90min recently claimed that the club have enquired about a potential swoop for Everton goalkeeper – and Richarlison’s former teammate – Jordan Pickford. However, it is also stated that their interest is not live at this moment in time as they aim to tie up a deal for Barcelona’s Clement Lenglet.

Masterclass deal

Whether a deal comes now or in January, or even next summer, Paratici can land a masterclass for Tottenham by securing the England international’s services.

Everton paid Sunderland £30m to sign him in 2017 and it remains to be seen how much it would now take to snap him up now, but the Lilywhites must attempt to bring him in as he can be Hugo Lloris’ long-term replacement. 

The Englishman is seven years younger than the Spurs captain and can come in with a view to taking over from him in the long-term, whilst also challenging him in the immediate future.

Ex-Toffees striker Marcus Bent previously backed the shot-stopper, saying: “He’s a young boy. He’s done wonders for the team, he’s England number one.

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“He’s made mistakes, but all keepers make mistakes. But he always bounces back because he’s strong, he’s mentally strong.

“I don’t think changing him will change anything. Maybe getting in a number two to help him improve on and off the pitch, but he’s still growing. I think he’ll still do really well next season.”

Pickford played 35 matches in the Premier League last term and only made one error directly leading to a shot or goal, saving 67% of the shots against him. This came after the ‘keeper made four errors leading to shots or goals in the previous campaign, showing that he has become more reliable over time.

Lloris, meanwhile, allowed mistakes to creep into his game as he made three errors in the top-flight last season for Tottenham.

This suggests that Pickford, who has been dubbed “unreal” by journalist Joe Crann, can be a steady pair of hands to take over from the Frenchman if he can continue to avoid making blunders, and that is why it would be a masterclass from Paratici to bring him in as the eventual successor to the skipper.

AND in other news, Conte approves move for “incredible” £9m signing, he’d give Spurs an “extra dimension”…

Article title: Tottenham can land masterclass with Jordan Pickford deal

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