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Everton Keeper tops Tottenham wish list to replace Lloris

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Jordan Pickford is the first candidate to replace the Frenchman at Tottenham.

Hugo Lloris is spending the last months of his contract at Tottenham. The Spurs have been searching for a new goalkeeper to replace Lloris, and they might have made their final decision.

According to Telegraph, Antonio Conte wants a long-term solution for the position and sees Jordan Pickford as a suitable option.

Ajax’s Andre Onana has also emerged as a candidate for the role. However, Tottenham want a goalkeeper who could immediately start competing with Lloris for a place in the lineup. Onana has spent the last nine months on the sidelines due to a positive doping test. The Cameroonian star might require time to regain his form, which is not ideal for Tottenham.

Everton are not keen to part ways with England’s number one goalkeeper. However, they might have to sell Pickford to avoid Financial Fair Play violations.

Pickford joined the Toffees on a £25m deal from Sunderland in 2017. The 27-year-old’s contract runs until 2024, and he has not expressed a desire to leave the Merseyside club. Next year’s summer will be the last window for Everton to sell Pickford at maximum value.

Tottenham signed Pierluigi Gollini on a loan deal from Atalanta before the current campaign. However, with his recent performances, it is unlikely that Spurs will activate the option to buy clause in his contract.