Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford has been one of the heroes of the season. His outstanding saves played a pivotal role in Everton avoiding relegation and keeping their Premier League status intact for next season. The Englishman has been the backbone of this Everton side and other clubs are noticing.
Pickford signed for Everton in 2017 for £25 million and since then has been the club’s undisputed No.1 between the sticks. He has faced hiccups during the six year stay at Goodison Park. At times he has been the culprit for buttery fingers, unnecessary gaffes and errors, blaming him for being too complacent in the goal.
Pickford’s redemption arc has been nothing short of spectacular. The England No.1 has been one of Everton’s best players for quite a few years now. He has been highly influential on and off the pitch in Everton’s last two seasons, where the Merseysiders have escaped relegation by the skin of their teeth.
Tottenham Hotspur enquire about Everton keeper Jordan Pickford
Pickford’s previous deal was expiring in 2024 and Everton were hopeful of tying him down to a new deal. Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur were looking to take advantage of the Toffees’ precarious position in the Premier League table and sign the goalkeeper if Everton would be relegated.
In the end, Pickford ended up signing a new deal that is valid till the summer of 2027. However, Spurs have not bogged down their hopes of landing the England No.1 keeper. According to TeamTalk, Tottenham have made contact with EFC for Pickford. Spurs are looking for a replacement for Hugo Lloris who has spent over a decade at Tottenham.
According to Guardian, the French goalkeeper has confirmed his desire to leave Spurs, labeling it as ‘end of an era’ at Tottenham. Spurs were anyway looking for a long term successor for Llrois and Pickford fits the bill. He is one of the best keepers in the country and is well respected by his Everton and England teammates.
The report further states that EFC will only consider bids above £40 million but it remains to be seen if the North London side will match that valuation. The 29 year old has been crucial for Everton and letting him leave will surely have an adverse impact on the team.
Relegation battles cannot become a habit and in order to avoid another survival battle, EFC need to strengthen the side. Everton need to retain the services of Pickford, Amadou Onana, James Tarkowski and other top players.
Will Jordan Pickford leave the club?