Opinions of course, I think Pope definitely is one of the better keepers in the League. He is not just bottom half standard. He is just below that elite level for me.
You can count on one hand the mistakes he has made in the Prem over his 4 seasons and he is one of the best shot stoppers around.
But I do agree we should spend it elsewhere. Don't worry about the price, it's all speculation.
It'll be interesting to see where he ends up. Personally I don't see a top half Premier League side taking him myself, a newly promoted side or one of the teams in and around the bottom half (i.e. a Leeds or a Southampton) feels more likely to me.