Everton star Jordan Pickford has, on Sunday, provided an insight into his future with the club.
The subject of Pickford’s plans for next season, of course, has reemerged as a major talking point on the blue half of Merseyside across the summer to date.
This comes amid fresh claims that, despite putting pen to paper on a new contract earlier in the year, the England international could soon be on the move.
The likes of Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United have been tipped as potential landing spots over the course of the last couple of months, albeit with the powers that be at Goodison Park keen to keep hold of one of the club’s long-time star performers.
And, if the latest comments on the part of Pickford himself are anything to go by, then it would appear that he boasts precisely the same level of commitment.
Speaking to the media whilst in attendance at the Royal Liverpool Golf Club on Sunday, the 29-year-old was asked directly whether he will still be an Everton player next season.
And Pickford was defiant in his response:
“Definitely,” he began. “I’ve just signed a new contract and I’m happy and my family is happy so now we just want to move forward as a club.”
Drawn on the possibility of reinforcements linking up with Sean Dyche’s squad over the coming weeks, Pickford added:
“I think the manager would like (to make more signings) that. I’m not the manager, but I think we have a good squad.
“In the Premier League, you always want to get better and move forward and in the right direction. As a team, you always want to be stronger and if that means new signings to help us become better, then that is ideal.”