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Tottenham would benefit from Jack Butland if the price was right

Tottenham would benefit from Jack Butland if the price was right

Tottenham might be wise to sign a goalkeeper during the January transfer window.

Spurs are well and truly in the title race after racking up three consecutive wins in the Premier League. After back-to-back defeats to Watford and Liverpool, there were suggestions of a ‘crisis’ at the club with Spurs yet to move into their new stadium. However, recent performances have suggested that Mauricio Pochettino’s men are doing just fine.

The Argentine decided not to splash the cash during the summer window and didn’t sign a single player. However, when the January transfer window opens, he should look to sign a goalkeeper. Michel Vorm proved to be unsuitable back up during Hugo Lloris’ absence earlier in the season, and a long-term replacement for the Frenchman should be targeted.

One man he should be keeping tabs on is Stoke City stopper – Jack Butland. Valued at £19.8m by Transfermarkt, the former England international looked destined to leave the club following Stoke’s relegation to the Championship last season. However, many suitors may have been deterred by the Potters’ huge price tag, and Butland remained at the club.

It appears that a return to the Premier League is still in the 25-years-old thoughts with Butland leaving his long-term agency seemingly to secure a move back to England’s top division. The former England international has made 12 appearances in the Championship this season and was overlooked for Gareth Southgate’s most recent squad.

Moving back to the Premier League will be crucial for Butland to regain his place in the national setup. However, it’s unlikely Tottenham will make a move if Stoke does not lower their price tag. Should Butland try to force the move, Pochettino should definitely consider bringing him to North London.

Tottenham fans, thoughts?

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