Jordan Pickford is ‘content’ at Everton after being heavily linked with a move away.
The Daily Mail have reported that the goalkeeper is happy at the club after they managed to avoid relegation in what was another disappointing season.
Pickford received plaudits for his heroics once again, playing a key role in keeping the Toffees up as they finished two points above the bottom three.
The 29-year-old looked very likely to leave if they had dropped down to the Championship. However, he has remained a target for the likes of Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United.
The Daily Mail reported in March that Spurs had made Pickford their number one target as they looked to replace Hugo Lloris, while Erik ten Hag’s side have been heavily rumoured to be interested in recent weeks.
Despite reports, it is believed that the Red Devils are yet to enquire about Pickford’s availability and have instead expressed interest in Inter Milan’s Andre Onana as an alternative.
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Pickford’s current stance could mean he remains at Goodison Park for another season as their first choice ‘keeper, while competing with David de Gea at Old Trafford may be less appealing.
The Sunderland-born star has been England’s number one for a number of years and he will be eager to keep up his form and regular football to ensure he doesn’t lose out to the likes of Nick Pope and Aaron Ramsdale.
Jordan Pickford’s stance is a huge boost for Everton
Jordan Pickford always seems to have enjoyed his time at Goodison Park since his £30 million move from Sunderland in 2017.
However, the England international is definitely levels above a team that are regularly battling relegation.
It had looked very likely that Pickford could be tempted by a move up the table, yet the latest report will give the club a huge boost in their bid to keep him.
While the Toffees need to strengthen this summer, tying their biggest stars down will be just as important.
It is unlikely that Sean Dyche’s side would be able to replace Pickford with anyone of similar quality and it would be huge news if he could commit to the long-term contract he signed only four months ago.