Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford has confirmed his desire to stay at Goodison Park this summer.

The £30m England international states he will ‘definitely’ still be at the club for the 2023/24 Premier League season, stating his desire to help the club ‘move forward’.

Speaking with The Athletic, the 29-year-old was asked if he will be at Everton next season, and replied: “Definitely. I’ve just signed a new contract and I’m happy and my family are happy so now we just want to move forward as a club.”

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Jordan Pickford has been heavily linked with a move away from Merseyside this summer with Manchester United reportedly interested in the Everton keeper.

However, Erik ten Hag’s side are now set to complete the signing of Inter stopper Andre Onana, as per Fabrizio Romano.

Pickford staying at Goodison is vital if Everton are to turn form around

Indeed, as Pickford states, he has recently signed a new contract with the Blues, keeping him at Goodison Park until 2027, and spoke about his desire to ‘build a legacy’ at the club.

Speaking via the official Everton website back in February, Pickford said: “This contract will take me to more than 10 years at Everton and I want to build a legacy here to put myself up there with the likes of Neville Southall to be one of the best keepers to have played for Everton.”

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The 29-year-old is undoubtedly one of the best goalkeepers in the Premier League and his performances for Everton have kept the Toffees in the top-flight over the past two seasons.

Indeed, his penalty save back in May in the 2-2 draw with Leicester City was ultimately the difference between Everton staying in the top division, and the Foxes going down.

Pickford reaffirming his desire to remain at the club will be music to Evertonian ears.

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