Tottenham look for a cheaper alternative to Nick Pope with Burnley wanting in excess of £30m for England goalkeeper – with Wolfsburg’s Koen Casteels and Lille’s Mike Maignan both options to replace PSG target Hugo Lloris
- Tottenham are exploring alternative targets to Burnley goalkeeper Nick Pope
- They are concerned they will be out priced for the England international keeper
- Hugo Lloris’ future at Spurs is uncertain as PSG are interested in signing him
- Tottenham have been keeping tabs on Belgium international Koen Casteels
Tottenham are exploring alternative targets to Nick Pope due to concerns they will be priced out of a swoop for the England international.
As Sportsmail revealed last month, Burnley keeper Pope is Spurs’ first choice target if they sign a new shot-stopper this summer.
Hugo Lloris’ future is likely to become an issue at the end of the season, with Paris Saint Germain – who are managed by former Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino – interested in the World Cup winner.
Tottenham are exploring alternative options to their primary target Nick Pope (pictured)
Spurs recruitment staff have started the process of identifying potential replacements for their captain, with Pope top of the list.
But he could cost Tottenham in-excess of £30million, a fee the club could struggle to meet given the financial constraints caused by the Covid pandemic and the prospect of another season outside the lucrative Champions League.
Tottenham have complied a list of cheaper alternatives in the event their attempts to land Pope fail.
Hugo Lloris’ future at Spurs is uncertain as Paris Saint-Germain are interested in signing him
While Belgium international Koen Casteels has been watched extensively in recent months
Sportsmail understands Belgium international Koen Casteels has been watched extensively in recent months.
The 28-year-old, who plays for German club Wolfsburg, made his international debut in the 5-1 win over Iceland last year and was part of Roberto Martinez’s squad that finished third at World Cup 2018.
Lille goalkeeper Mike Maignan has also emerged as an alternative to Pope.
The 25-year-old, who has one cap for France, enters the final year of his contract this summer and could be available on a cut-price deal.