Tottenham seeks a cheaper alternative to Nick Pope, while Burnley wants more than £ 30m for the England goalkeeper – with Wolfsburg’s Koen Casteels and Lille’s Mike Maignan both options to replace PSG target Hugo Lloris
- Tottenham are exploring alternative goals for Burnley goalkeeper Nick Pope
- They fear they will be too expensive for the English international goalkeeper
- Hugo Lloris’s future at Spurs is uncertain as PSG is interested in signing him
- Tottenham keeps an eye on Belgian international Koen Casteels
Tottenham are investigating alternative targets for Nick Pope over concerns they will be priced out of the blue for the England international.
Like Sportsmail revealed last month that Burnley goalkeeper Pope will be Spurs’ first target when they sign a new shot-stopper this summer.
Hugo Lloris’s future is likely to be an issue at the end of the season, with Paris Saint Germain – who is led by former Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino – interested in the World Cup winner.
Tottenham are exploring alternative options for their primary target Nick Pope (pictured)
Spurs recruiting staff has begun to identify potential replacements for their captain, with Pope at the top of the list.
But it could cost Tottenham more than £ 30 million, a fee the club would struggle to meet given the financial constraints stemming from the Covid pandemic and the prospect of another season outside the lucrative Champions League.
Tottenham has drawn up a list of cheaper alternatives in case their attempts to land Pope fail.
Hugo Lloris’s future at Spurs is uncertain as Paris Saint-Germain is interested in signing him
While the Belgian international Koen Casteels has been closely monitored in recent months
Sportsmail understands that the Belgian international Koen Casteels has been closely monitored in recent months.
The 28-year-old, who plays for German club Wolfsburg, made his international debut last year in the 5-1 victory over Iceland and was part of Roberto Martinez’s squad that finished third at the 2018 World Cup.
Lille goalkeeper Mike Maignan has also emerged as an alternative to Pope.
The 25-year-old, who has one cap for France, will enter the final year of his contract this summer and may be available for a reduced price.