According to The Sun, Jordan Pickford could be on his way out of Everton this summer after a season of poor form. His recent off-field issues haven’t helped matters either and Marcel Brands might be having reservations about keeping him for another campaign. The 25-year-old wouldn’t come cheap, however, so it’s unknown if they’ll be many suitors knocking at the door.
Everton paid £25m to sign Pickford on a contract worth £5.2m-a-year/£100k-per-week in 2017 and he’s gone on to become first-choice for England and a regular in the Premier League. Tottenham and West Ham United are credited with an interest in the report, but Pickford’s value is believed to have doubled to £50m.
The shot-stopper has made 80 appearances in all competitions for Everton since joining from Sunderland, conceding 116 goals and keeping 22 clean sheets. This season, he’s made 32 Premier League appearances, conceding 42 goals and keeping 10 clean sheets. Tottenham may be in the market for a goalkeeper to replace Hugo Lloris, but they may not pay so much for Pickford.
West Ham are also unlikely to break their transfer record for an out-of-form goalkeeper with recent disciplinary problems, so Everton could be stuck with the England international regardless.