As reported by The Mirror, Everton have made a significant transfer move ahead of the summer window opening, with an eight figure bid for a top Premier League performer.
Ronald Koeman is on the hunt for a number one he can rely on between the sticks at Goodison Park and it appears he’s set his sights on one of the brightest goalkeeping talents in the Premier League.
The Mirror reckon that the Toffees have lodged a £10m bid for Sunderland’s Jordan Pickford, an offer that was quickly rebuffed by the recently relegated Black Cats.
The paper say they’re looking for more than double that amount if they are to part with the England U21 international this summer.
Is he worth significantly upping the cash for?
Jordan Pickford has been one of the few performers for Sunderland this season. Along with Jermain Defoe, he’s often won points for the Black Cats with his showings.
Having represented England at six age groups, he’s seen as a future full international and his Premier League form was recognised in October when he was called up to the senior squad.
He was also shortlisted for the PFA Young Player Of The Year award, highlighting what a special season he has had.
At just 23 years of age, he has the room to grow into being an Everton number one for years and if he can realise his potential on Merseyside then the reported £20m Sunderland are looking for could look like a bargain down the line.