It’s safe to say that Pickford has been Everton’s saviour in recent weeks with stunning saves in games against Manchester United, Chelsea and most recently against Leicester City as his seven saves helped the Toffees pick up their first away win since August.
Would selling Pickford be a mistake?
Pickford is and has been England’s undisputed number one under Gareth Southgate for several years now and current performances have gone a long way to remind people why that is the case, but that’s not stopped reports suggesting that Everton could look to sell the shot-stopper this summer.
Transfer insider Jones doesn’t understand why Everton would be looking to sell Pickford,
(32:05) “There was a report recently that Everton will be willing to sell Pickford in order to invest elsewhere in the team. That’d be a ridiculous decision it would be absolutely madness you can’t sell Jordan Pickford right now.”
TIF Thoughts on Pickford…
The Everton number one’s saves could potentially be season-defining and the big reason as to how they manage to avoid relegation into the Championship for the first time in the club’s history, so to then look to move him on at the end of the campaign would make very little sense.
While last summer Everton were very much restricted by Financial Fair Play regulations which saw them spend just £1.80 million, January was a bit more lavish with £33.75 million being splashed out, so it appears that they may have found some wiggle room and surely there would be players more in need of being shipped out of the club than Pickford right now.