Everton & Jordan Pickford
Now in the Championship after a dire season in the Premier League, Sunderland’s best players are heading for the exit door at the Stadium of Light.
Jermain Defoe is heading to Bournemouth, while the Telegraph are reporting that Everton are closing in on Black Cats goalie Jordan Pickford.
What’s the story?
The Telegraph have told their readers the following:
Everton are close to agreeing a deal worth £30 million for Sunderland’s England under-21 international Jordan Pickford.
Negotiations have progressed between the two clubs over the past 24 hours and Everton are growing increasingly confident of signing the highly-regarded goalkeeper this month.
Fans split over fee
There seems little doubt that Pickford is a promising keeper.
An England international, many are tipping the goalie for big things in his career.
But some Everton fans have taken to social media to complain about the amount of the transfer fee.
Is £30 million too much?
On the bright side, Everton are set to have plenty of money to spend this summer as Romelu Lukaku could leave for £100 million, while rumours are ongoing that Ross Barkley is heading for the Goodison Park exit door too.
Tweets on the Jordan Pickford story are below.
If Jordan Pickford is £30m, how much is this man worth?! pic.twitter.com/BtMPoEH9qq
— Oddschanger (@Oddschanger) June 13, 2017
£30 million for Jordan Pickford is a bargain when you consider he'll be #EFC's goalkeeper for more than a decade.
— David Downie (@daviddownie17) June 13, 2017
£30m is a fair price for Jordan Pickford at least in terms of what this daft market demands.
— Andrew Musgrove (@ADMusgrove) June 13, 2017
Jordan Pickford set to join Everton for £30m.
£30m is the new £15m nowadays.
— ReviewFootball (@ReviewFootball) June 13, 2017
£30,000,000 for an English goalkeeper and not even made an appearance for the national senior team!
Unbelievable price for Jordan Pickford! pic.twitter.com/xlh27oMi55
— Euro Soccer Company (@EuroSoccer2) June 13, 2017
England' s rookie and relegated sunderland Jordan Pickford is worth 30Mil
columbian & AFC David Ospina is worth 3Mil
— Sammie Neshuku® (@SammieNeshuku) June 13, 2017
— Thomas Wilkinson (@tomwilky1993) June 13, 2017
If Everton sign Jordan Pickford for £30 million that's just TWO million off what Juventus paid for Buffon hahaha fuck sake
— sunshinekid (@sunshinekid10) June 13, 2017
— Richard Buxton (@RichardBuxton_) June 13, 2017