The 2016/17 campaign was certainly one to forget for the hordes of Sunderland fans who witnessed their side finish rock-bottom of the English top-flight. Yet one Black Cats performer to receive his fair share of praise last season must nonetheless arrive in the form of recent England international – Jordan Pickford.
Everton seem poised to land the up and coming star sooner rather than later…
BREAKING: Everton have agreed fee totalling £30m for Sunderland goalkeeper Jordan Pickford pic.twitter.com/jzkURUIjlJ
— Sky Sports News HQ (@SkySportsNewsHQ) June 13, 2017
…but the young Englishman’s price-tag has been heavily questioned…
Jordan Pickford will become the third most expensive keeper of all time if his £30m move from Sunderland to Everton goes through. Madness. pic.twitter.com/CggCNaEKcz
— UNILAD Football (@UNILADFooty) June 13, 2017
Although this reported £30 million deal makes perfect sense to some…
£30m for Jordan Pickford doesn't seem so bad when you remember it's what Spurs paid for Moussa Sissoko, and Pickford is a better midfielder.
— Jonny Sharples (@JonnyGabriel) June 13, 2017
…in light of Pickford’s undoubted potential to rise even higher among the English top-flight…
I think if we sign Pickford we have a bargain
What price saving 12 points a season
Potential to go all the way to world level
— Neville Southall (@NevilleSouthall) June 13, 2017
…it can’t help but seem as if things are going slightly mad on the transfer front right now…
What did Jose say about 90m for Pogba "very soon that will seem cheap". Today is that day. #Pickford
— Jake Humphrey (@mrjakehumphrey) June 13, 2017
With all the other top class keepers currently operating upon the world stage…
Everton paying £30m for Pickford…
Thats more than what Barca, Atletico and Real paid for Navas, Ter Stegan and Oblak combined (£29.6m) pic.twitter.com/QaSLrUwbdr
— AccaTracker App (@AccaTrackerTM) June 13, 2017
…this particular transfer fee feels way too inflated on the surface…
Christ, this market is barmy. Pickford a good keeper but £30m? DDG's probably worth the GDP of Spain.
— Alex Shaw (@AlexShawESPN) June 13, 2017
But even though things haven’t always been this good for young Jordan Pickford…
— Cal (@cl_ftbl) June 14, 2017
…Everton seem to really mean business this summer…
You want a good goalie you have to pay the money. Pickford is for the present & the future, investment. Glad to see us invest in that area.
— Mark (@LowerGwladysLad) June 13, 2017
…regardless of how much it’s going to cost the Merseyside club!
Pickford for £30m, people complaining about the fee. It's not our money and for years we've moaned about lack of transfers. ?
— Llŷr Gravell (@LlyrGrav) June 13, 2017