Jordan Pickford has been confirmed an Everton player, the club splashing 30 million pounds to get the promising goalkeeper who until last season was with Sunderland.
The fee paid for the goalkeeper signals a busy transfer window ahead for the Merseyside club and after agreeing terms for a 25 million pound fee that would rise to 30m, the youngster entered a five – year deal with the club.
In sealing the deal, Everton beat London side Arsenal to the England U21 international’s signature, making him the third most expensive goalkeeper after Ederson, who joined Manchester City earlier in the month and Juventus’ Gianluigi Buffon.
Despite his notable prowess, Pickford could not aid Sunderland survive relegation in his first season in the top flight. He will however be looking forward to better times with the Toffees.
“Last season was my first in the Premier League so to get this opportunity with Everton now, to be able to go forward with my career and show everyone what I can do with Everton is unbelievable.
“It’s a great club, a massive club and I think it’s a great opportunity and the right time for me to come to Everton and show what I can do,” he told the Everton website.
Pickford will be expected to fight for a starting place in the team alongside Joel Robles and Maarten Stekelenburg who were used interchangeably in the 2016/17 season.