After months of deliberation, Jordan Pickford has agreed a new contract with Everton as reported in The Athletic. Sean Dyche said: “He’s a very good player, a good servant to the club and will continue to be that for sure”
The 28-year-old shot-stopper has agreed on a new deal and that was confirmed in Sean Dyche’s press conference yesterday.
Signed from his boyhood club in the summer of 2017 for £30M, Pickford has made over 200 appearances for Everton and has represented his country 50 times becoming Gareth Southgate’s number one choice.
His England career has been phenomenal, helping his country win on penalties in the 2018 World Cup and in the European Championship Final. Pickford did all he could to win the Three Lions the Euros too, saving Andrea Belotti and Jorginho’s penalties in the shootout.
Last season, Pickford was one of the key players in keeping us in the Premier League even winning Castrol’s Save of the Season award for his save in Everton’s 1-0 win over Chelsea.
Jordan Pickford’s contract is a win-win
As reported in The Times, part of Pickford’s new contract does not include a relegation clause which from a fan’s point of view is a win-win.
With Jordan Pickford now signing a new contract, Everton have a solid keeper and can build on that foundation in the summer.
With no relegation clause that could be seen as Pickford believing that relegation isn’t an option under Sean Dyche. If the worst was to happen and he then did want to go, at least this way Everton aren’t forced into selling a key player for less than they value him.