According to reports in the Northern Echo, Everton are confident of completing a £17m deal to sign Sunderland goalkeeper Jordan Pickford this summer.
The highly-rated stopper is one of the players expected to leave the Stadium of Light at the end of the season after the Mackems’ relegation to the Championship was confirmed following their 1-0 home defeat to Sunderland last weekend.
The 23-year-old has been one of the standout performers for David Moyes’ men in a difficult campaign, and he looks set to stay in the Premier League having impressed Toffees manager Ronald Koeman this term.
Everton supporters were quick to have their say on the rumour via social media, and they were divided with their opinions with some believing he would be a good addition, but others far from convinced that the England international is the answer to their issues.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction to the story…
— LJ (@James47Liam) May 5, 2017
All this media BS about #EFC getting Pickford for £17m behave will ya,I'd rather we pay more for Hart or Butland.
— MARK 1878 ETID (@trueblue1903) May 5, 2017
Jordan Pickford is a BIG NO from me.. got a lot to prove.. we need a proven number 1 #efc
— Simon Greenway (@greeny_efc) May 5, 2017
— Steve Smith (@steve_latch) May 5, 2017
Ronald Koeman strikes. Pickford to Everton. Goalkeeper issue solved.#EFC
— Aneesh Chandoke (@AneeshChandoke) May 5, 2017
Pickford wouldn't have been my first choice but still fairly happy if he signs #EFC
— Ryan Devlin (@ryanxdevlin) May 5, 2017