Everton have signaled their intent to lure Sunderland goalkeeper Jordan Pickford, by reportedly making a £10 million bid, per The Mirror. However, the ambitious bid is said to have been rejected by the Black Cats, who are looking for something close to double the figure.
Despite Sunderland getting relegated, Pickford has had an impressive season, so much so that he was a nominee for the PFA Young Player of the year award and also received a call up to the England national team, though he has yet to make his debut.
The Toffees have made Pickford a priority target, as their interest in Kaspar Schmeichel has been put off, as the Leicester goalkeeper does not have a buy out clause in his contract.
With both Joel Robles and Maarten Stekelenberg failing to convince during the opportunities handed to them this season by Ronald Koeman, to prove that they are long term first choice goalkeeping material, the Toffee’s are looking for a new quality goalkeeper.