Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford has endured an indifferent campaign under manager Marco Silva this season.
Jordan Pickford was on cloud nine when he returned to Everton at the start of the season because he had just helped England reach the semi-final stages of the World Cup.
But judging by his performances for the Toffees this season, you wouldn’t have thought that he had just been on that epic journey with the Three Lions in Russia.
Nonetheless, The Sun recently claimed that the Everton chiefs are considering selling the 25-year-old in the summer, with Burnley’s Nick Pope potentially coming in as a much cheaper replacement.
Pope has also been part of the England reckoning in recent seasons, but he hasn’t managed to secure the number one jersey.
But if he were to make a move from Turf Moor to Goodison Park this summer then that would definitely enhance his England chances – just look at Pickford for proof.
He would be playing on a much biggest stage, more pressure and, as a result, he would get recognised a lot more if he were to put in top draw performances.
Added with that, at this moment in time, Pope is behind Tom Heaton in the Burnley goalkeeping pecking order and simply put a player of his quality needs to be playing on a regular basis.
The 26-year-old rose to stardom last season when he helped Sean Dyche’s side secure a top-seven finish in the Premier League as he showcased composure in his game.
Even though he is only a year old than Pickford, the Burnley man seems to have more maturity, composure and stronger concentration levels to his game than his goalkeeping counterpart.
There is no doubt that Pickford’s distribution is much better than Pope’s, but he has proven during his playing time at Turf Moor and with England that he is a more than reliable keeper.
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