Three reasons Everton must loosen the purse strings in Pickford chase

According to reports in The Liverpool Echo, Everton are keen to sign Sunderland goalkeeper Jordan Pickford this summer and have already tabled a bid of £8million, but the Mackems are holding out for £30million.

Toffees manager Ronald Koeman is keen to sign a new stopper this summer to provide competition for Maarten Stekelenburg and Joel Robles, and he is said to be a big fan of the 23-year-old.

Pickford caught the attention of a number of clubs throughout the season following some impressive performances between the sticks for the Black Cats, but he was unable to help them escape relegation to the Championship.

Even though they have gone down to England’s second tier, the Wearside outfit are determined to get the fee they want for one of their star players and Koeman could be forced to shell out more than he perhaps wants to.

Here are three reasons Everton must loosen the purse strings to complete a deal for Pickford…