Everton announced on Wednesday afternoon that Jordan Pickford had signed a new six-year contract with the Merseyside outfit.
Pickford, who is England’s number one goalkeeper, is now contracted to Everton until the summer of 2024 having penned a new long-term deal.
The 24-year-old joined the Toffees from Sunderland in the summer of 2017, and impressed during the 2017-18 campaign before helping England reach the semi-finals of the 2018 World Cup with a string of solid performances.
Chelsea had been linked with Pickford during the summer, but a move did not materialise, and the stopper has now committed his long-term future to Everton.
It has been a tough start to the season for Everton, and Marco Silva’s side have lost their last two Premier League games to West Ham United and Arsenal.
The Pickford news is huge for the club’s supporters, however, and many have been on social media offering their views on the 6ft 1in ace.
A selection of the Twitter reaction can be seen below:
— Paul Devine (@PaulDevine70) September 26, 2018
The best news. Hope we can push on and give him the results his performances deserve!
— Rob Macca (@RM_Everton) September 26, 2018
— TheApexHound (@TheApexHound) September 26, 2018
Yes Picks great news ?
— Chris addison (@LordPickford) September 26, 2018
Fab news ??
— Wendy (@Wend_haynes) September 26, 2018
Good lad keep it up England number one !!
— bryan croft (@bryancroft46) September 26, 2018
Brilliant news that’s actually cheered me up x
— Simon J Villiers (@sjv_simon) September 26, 2018
— Liam (@liamheler) September 26, 2018
Absolutely superb! SIX YEARS!! ???????
— Paul Hutchinson (@nilsatispjh) September 26, 2018