Jordan Pickford & Sunderland
Back in the summer, Everton signed England international goalie Jordan Pickford from Sunderland.
The 23-year-old keeper impressed last season despite the Black Cats’ relegation from the Premier League.
According to reports, Everton shelled out £30 million bringing Pickford to Goodison Park.
Pickford agreed a five year deal with Everton, while he’s already become a mainstay between the sticks for the Toffees.
Everton star remembers his roots
But just because Pickford has left Sunderland, that doesn’t mean he’s forgotten where he came from.
Indeed, it’s been revealed that the Everton goalie has given back to his old community.
Washington Arms FC, who described themselves as “a newly founded Sunday Morning Football Team playing in the Sunderland 4th Division”, has this week revealed how Pickford has helped them out.
The Everton goalie stumped up cash for Washington Arms FC’s home strip and tracksuits.
That’s a terrific gesture from the England international!
— Washington Arms FC (@WashyArmsFC) October 8, 2017
Brighton v Everton
Having been tipped as possible top six finishers before the season started, Everton are now far busier trying to pull away from the relegation zone.
After seven rounds of the Premier League season, Everton are fifth bottom with just seven points on the board.
Last time out, Everton lost 1-0 at home to Burnley, while they return to action next Sunday with an away trip to Brighton.
That match already feels like a relegation six pointer, and a game Everton need to get something from.
Ronald Koeman could be in line for a boost before Brighton as Everton captain Phil Jagielka is ready to return to action after missing four matches through injury.
The defender told the club’s official website: “The injury is all good now. The Burnley game came a day or two too early, but with the international break, hopefully training will go well and I will be pushing for selection.”