Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford could still move this summer, especially if the Blues are relegated from the Premier League.

That is according to journalist Ben Jacobs, who states he ‘wouldn’t rule out’ a departure for the 29-year-old, despite him recently signing a new contract keeping him at the club until 2027.

Writing in his column for Caught Offside, Jacobs said: “I still wouldn’t rule out a Premier League club moving for Jordan Pickford, even though he’s signed a new deal until 2027 with no relegation clause in it.”

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“There is still an informal agreement if Everton go down that Pickford can leave. Spurs were always a frontrunner, but we’ll have to wait and see now what their new manager thinks.”

The England international is arguably Everton’s best and most consistent performer so it is no surprise to see his name linked with a move elsewhere, given the precarious situation at Goodison Park.

Everton must prioritise survival if they want any chance of retaining Jordan Pickford

Pickford would however, be one player I believe Everton would struggle to replace and is a top-class star in an otherwise average squad.

His performances last season helped the Toffees secure topflight status, with a memorable double save in the crucial 1-0 victory over Chelsea in May 2022 the pick of the bunch.

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The renewed terms under Pickford’s new contract at least provide Everton with financial security should an offer arrive, but Sean Dyche’s side will need to secure Premier League safety.

Whilst Everton need to rebuild in the summer, especially in attacking positions, retaining the services of Pickford should be one of the club’s top priorities.

Having a top-quality goalkeeper in your starting XI can be priceless, and Pickford’s leadership qualities and international experience make him an invaluable asset to the club.

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