Transfer News: Manchester United are keeping tabs on Everton star Jordan Pickford
According to The Telegraph on Saturday (h/t The Liverpool Echo), Manchester United are among the clubs keeping a close watch on Everton shot-stopper Jordan Pickford.
The English international joined the Toffees in 2017 from Sunderland and has made 205 appearances, keeping 55 clean sheets in the process. He has just two years left on his current deal and is yet to pen an extension.
Pickford’s stellar performances towards the end of last season saw the Toffees stave off relegation. These performances have not gone unnoticed at Old Trafford with Man United keeping tabs on his progress.
Everton are a club steeped in history but does not feature anywhere near the top of English football’s top rung today. In fact, they are not even the best club in their own city thanks to Liverpool.
Pickford is 28 now and has fallen behind Aaron Ramsdale in Gareth Southgate’s England pecking order of late. A move to Man United could rejuvenate his career and give him the impetus to cement himself as one of the best shot-stoppers for England.
Goodbye De Gea?
The Red Devils are keen to bring down their mammoth wage bill and this could see them cut loose a few of their top-earning stars. One of them is goalkeeper David De Gea who pockets an eye-watering £350,000 per week.
The Spaniard has been our undisputed number one for over a decade but has shown signs of regression of late. His ability to play the ball out from the back is also nothing to write home about and Man United could do with a replacement.
Should the club decide to move on De Gea next summer, Pickford is one of the names under consideration to take his spot at Old Trafford. Whether this is something that will garner speed in the coming months remains to be seen.
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While Pickford is a decent goalkeeper, he is nowhere near good enough to be entrusted with the starting goalkeeper’s spot at Man United. AN inconsistent player whose claim to fame is injuring Virgil van Dijk, the Red Devils will do better to look elsewhere.