Report: Aston Villa and Tottenham Hotspur interested in Charlton Athletic’s Nick Pope

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Premier League duo Aston Villa and Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly interested in signing Nick Pope from Charlton Athletic in the summer transfer window.

Premier League duo Aston Villa and Tottenham Hotspur are both interested in signing Charlton Athletic goalkeeper Nick Pope, according to The Mirror.

It has been claimed by the British newspaper that the 22-year-old is valued at around £750,000 by the Addicks, and that he will initially be a back-up goalkeeper.

Pope, who is currently out on loan at League Two outfit Bury, is considered as one of the more promising young players in the lower leagues of English football and is, according to The Mirror, a “clean sheet specialist”.

The youngster has kept 25 clean sheets in 40 league games while out on loan during the past two seasons.

Tottenham Hotspur

Tottenham are not exactly in need of a goalkeeper, as they have two superb custodians in Hugo Lloris and Michel Vorm.

Brad Friedel is the third-choice goalkeeper at Spurs, and if Pope does join the North London outfit, then it is likely that he will take the place of the American in the pecking order.

Aston Villa

Villa manager Tim Sherwood has goalkeepers Brad Guzan, Shay Given, Jed Steer and Benjamin Siegrist at his disposal.

However, neither Steer nor Siegrist look like he could challenge for the number one spot, and perhaps former Tottenham boss Sherwood would like to bring in someone like Pope who will be determined to challenge for a first-team place.

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