Jordan Pickford is set to become the third most expensive goalkeeper in history
Everton have agreed a deal for goalkeeper Jordan Pickford, which with add-ons could rise to £30 million.
The Press Association understands Sunderland accepted an offer from the Merseyside club for the 23-year-old, who was one of the few bright spots in a terrible campaign for the Black Cats.
When completed, the deal will make Pickford the third most expensive goalkeeper in history, behind only Gianluigi Buffon and Ederson – the man who took top spot with his £34 million move to Manchester City this week.
To many people, the fee seems a bit over the top.
It means Pickford cost more than the likes of David de Gea and Manuel Neuer. Oh, and somebody else.
The £30 million price tag has left many people wondering about the Manchester United goalkeeper though, who is rumoured to still be of interest to Real Madrid.
The move to Merseyside also makes Pickford one of the most expensive English players ever, level with Rio Ferdinand and Luke Shaw.
But given some of the players who’ve ended up in the Premier League over recent seasons for hefty money, a lot of people don’t consider this a bad deal for Everton.
While others believe there’s definitely an extra few million added on because of his nationality…
Pickford made his Premier League debut in January 2016, which – because of loan spells – meant he’d played in all of England’s top five divisions by the age of 21.
The Sunderland academy player will become the most expensive British goalkeeper in history when the move is completed, and is currently in Poland with the England Under-21′s preparing for the Euros.