Journalist Greg O’Keeffe has hinted that Jordan Pickford could well be thinking about life after Everton.
Pickford has emerged as England’s no.1 goalkeeper ever since moving to Goodison Park.
He has now earned 45 caps for the Three Lions but with the Toffees flirting with relegation last season and again lingering at the wrong end of the table, there has been some suggestion that the 28-year-old may look for a move elsewhere.
O’Keeffe has admitted that previously he wouldn’t have bought into the idea of Pickford deciding to request a transfer but now he is curious.
Speaking on the All Together Now podcast he said:
(16:12)”I would be interested just to have a penny for his thoughts about it this time around. You can’t say he hasn’t put in a reasonable stint at Everton in the hope of being successful and having a trophy at Goodison or a meaningful period of his career here in terms of winning something.
“So if he were to perhaps, and maybe this isn’t the case, but if he were perhaps to think maybe if it is time for him to move on in the summer, then I kind of partly wouldn’t be surprised.
“Certainly, I’d be very surprised in January, I just don’t think he’d be the type of character who’d consider that but part of me thinks that speculation and maybe his beginning to wander about out, it might not be as crazy as it would be in the past.”
TIF Thoughts on O’Keeffe’s comments…
Do you think Jordan Pickford will still be at Everton by the start of next season?
Writing in his Substack back in September journalist Simon Phillips claimed that Pickford, who is out of contract in the summer of 2024, was on Chelsea’s radar with the club considering bringing in a new goalkeeper.
Tottenham have also been tipped to have an interest in the former Sunderland shot-stopper.
His departure would be hugely felt if were to materialise considering he played such an integral role in the club avoiding relegation last term.
Alongside Richarlison he earned the joint-most man of the match awards (3) according to WhoScored highlighting his importance to the side and it will leave Frank Lampard in a very difficult situation if he were to chose to leave at the end of the season.