Everton won't let Jordan Pickford go to Chelsea this summer

John Stones of England speak with Goalkeeper Jordan Pickford of England during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia 3rd Place Playoff match between Belgium and England at Saint Petersburg...

It's reported that Chelsea are interested in Everton and England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford.

England's goalkeeper Jordan Pickford takes Croatia's second goal during the Russia 2018 World Cup semi-final football match between Croatia and England at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on...

Sky Sports reported on Friday that Chelsea have put Everton and England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford at the top of their list as a replacement for Thibaut Courtois.

Courtois has been strongly linked with a move to Real Madrid this summer as he enters the final year of his contract, with an impressive World Cup only fuelling the talk.

 

Pickford, who also enjoyed a good World Cup, would certainly be an ideal replacement for Chelsea - he's young (24), has excellent distribution, and back-to-back Player of the Year awards for Sunderland and Everton confirm his ability in the Premier League.

But while this might make sense for Chelsea, a Pickford move at this stage would be madness for Everton - not only would the club struggle to find a top class replacement, but getting rid of player like Pickford would send the wrong message to Everton fans. With particularly with what's going over at rivals Liverpool, Everton fans want their team to push on and compete - and selling Pickford won't help with this.

Goalkeeper of Belgium Thibaut Courtois during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia 3rd Place Playoff match between Belgium and England at Saint Petersburg Stadium on July 14, 2018 in Saint...

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