Everton could reportedly sell Jordan Pickford, with Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham United apparently on alert.
Several Everton fans have taken to Twitter to comment on reports from The Sun over the weekend which suggested that the Toffees could consider selling Jordan Pickford this summer – with Spurs and West Ham among those apparently monitoring the situation.
Pickford has been Everton’s undisputed number one since arriving at Goodison Park in 2017. And he has unquestionably been a very good signing for the club, doing enough during his first campaign to secure his spot as England’s first-choice at last year’s World Cup.
However, The Sun reports that Everton could consider selling Pickford this summer, with the Toffees weighing up whether to let the 25-year-old leave Merseyside should they receive an offer of £50 million. Tottenham and West Ham will apparently be interested if he is available.
Interestingly, opinion on Pickford’s future appears to be divided. Some appear to feel that if the likes of Spurs or the Irons make a bid of £50 million or more, then Everton should be happy to let him go.
His form has not been flawless this term, and his conduct has been questioned on a couple of occasions. However, it seems that the majority of Everton fans do not want to see Pickford go anywhere.
They believe that he can improve significantly in the future, and replacing him with a better option would be an incredibly difficult task for Marco Silva and Marcel Brands. It appears that most would be very unhappy if Everton were willing to let Pickford leave.
Here is what some of the Everton fans made of the reports…
Great…… Another poor decision…— paul blackmore (@blackmore0610) April 7, 2019
No way— Gary Perdue (@GaryPer318) April 6, 2019
Unpopular opinion perhaps, but if we were offered in excess of 60 million for Pickford, I would move him on.— Catcherintherye (@Holdentheblue) April 7, 2019
Everyone can have an opinion, but 11 clean sheets and England number 1 aged 25, move him on? No thanks, just signed a mega deal too, yes he’s had his moments, but I don’t wanna see players in and out for no reason, we desperately need consistency all round after the last 4/5 yrs— Michael (@MichaelW1878) April 8, 2019
I’d throw in Walcott as well if someone offered 60m— Colin Ryan (@Ryaner1979) April 7, 2019
He’s had a tough season alright but it should help him grow. He’s still relatively young in keeping terms and has time to improve. I think we’d struggle to find someone better.— Chris March (@marchy27) April 7, 2019
I would keep hold. Top young keeper who will only improve. The aim is to buy young and watch them improve. He is far from the finished article, but could be a really great keeper. It would set a pattern of selling our most valuable assets which leads to other departures.— Steven Taylor (@Stevexebra) April 7, 2019