The Spurs journalist was discussing potential incomings and outgoings ahead of the summer transfer window and in particular, touching on the goalkeeping position.
However, Gold has had his say on the links to the Burnley goalkeeper who has kept nine clean sheets this season in the Premier League (via Transfermarkt).
He said: “In terms of replacements was he to go, it’s a difficult one because obviously all the links with Nick Pope. He for me doesn’t fit the Tottenham profile. (13:29)
“I know people would like him, but 29-years-old, I think he is this summer, talk of £30m/£35m+ that’s not a Tottenham transfer. They don’t do that.”
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The £13.5m-rated goalkeeper joined the Lancashire side from Charlton Athletic in 2016 for a fee believed to be worth in the region of £1m and has a contract with the Clarets until the summer of 2023 (via Transfermarkt).
TIF Thoughts on Gold’s comments…
There are not many occasions where Spurs have splashed out big money on a player over the age of 25/26. The only time Daniel Levy will do so is if an opportunity such as Rafael van der Vaart or Gareth Bale comes available. Gold suggests Pope is not a player they will pursue as a result of his age and the price tag Burnley have stuck on him.
Lloris only has one more year on his deal at Spurs, so he could still well play in north London next season, however, it seems by what Gold has said that Levy will look at a younger option than Pope when the club does come around to replacing their French captain.