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Everton ‘fire sale’ tipped to continue as Tottenham monitor Jordan Pickford following Richarlison move

Jordan Pickford celebrates for Everton

One journalist claims Jordan Pickford could follow Richarlison to Tottenham, with Antonio Conte’s side monitoring the goalkeeper’s situation.

Tottenham spent £60million to sign Richarlison from Everton on Friday. He becomes the club’s fourth summer arrival, following deals for Fraser Forster, Ivan Perisic and Yves Bissouma.

Richarlison was integral for Everton last season, amid Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s toe injury. The Brazilian forward hit 11 goals in 33 matches for the Toffees, as well as registering five assists.

However, Everton had to sell one of their biggest assets to aid their finances and improve other positions. And Richarlison’s desire to compete in the Champions League meant he was the perfect player to go.

There could be several other transfers involving Tottenham and Everton during the summer window. Spurs like the look of Anthony Gordon, while reports claim Everton want to sign Harry Winks and Steven Bergwijn.

Graeme Bailey of 90Min says Pickford is another player who might swap Merseyside for north London.

On the Talking Transfers podcast, Bailey said (via HITC): “One more name that I forgot to drop in there, Tottenham didn’t enquire about him, but they wanted to know the position of him, wanted to know where he was at, Jordan Pickford who long-term is a player they like the look of.

“[Hugo] Lloris will have one year left, so that’s one we should keep an eye on, Tottenham and Pickford. The fire sale at Goodison may not be over.”

Jordan Pickford eyed as Lloris replacement

Bailey claims Spurs have a long-standing interest in Pickford, who has won 45 caps for England so far.

While the ‘fire sale’ at Everton is on, it’s unclear whether Pickford would be the subject of a Spurs approach this summer or next.

Lloris’ contract expires in 2024, so next year could be the perfect time for Conte’s side to make a move. This would mean a smooth transition from Lloris to Pickford in the Frenchman’s final year at the club.

Everton are aware of the admiring glances being cast towards their number one. According to The Telegraph, the Toffees are preparing to begin contract renewal talks with him.

Pickford has been loyal to them so far, but the 28-year-old could be tempted by the prospect of playing European football with Spurs.

Meanwhile, Paul Merson says he is a ‘big fan’ of a new Spurs signing, who is likely to thrive under Conte.