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Everton: Manchester United eyeing Pickford as potential De Gea replacement

Everton: Manchester United eyeing Pickford as potential De Gea replacement -Everton News

Reliable journalist Mike McGrath has now revealed a worrying transfer update at Everton involving Jordan Pickford.

The Lowdown: Thigh injury

Pickford unfortunately picked up a thigh injury after his heroics in the Goodison Park outfit’s 0-0 draw in the Merseyside derby against Liverpool in the Premier League earlier this month.

Speaking to the media in his pre-game press conference ahead of their 1-0 win at home to West Ham United on Sunday afternoon, Frank Lampard confirmed that his number one goalkeeper was not set to return until after the international break, where they are targeting matches against Southampton and Manchester United for his comeback.

The Latest: Man Utd interest

Writing in his latest piece for The Daily Telegraph, McGrath has now revealed that Pickford is one of a number of goalkeepers in the frame to replace David de Gea at Man Utd, should he not receive a contract extension.

The Spaniard only has nine months left on his current deal at Old Trafford, and the Red Devils are thought to be weighing up a one-year extension, but if they do not take up that option, then they could turn to Pickford to replace him.

The Verdict: Worrying

It will certainly come as worrying to Toffees supporters that Pickford is being considered as a transfer option for United.

One of the most prestigious clubs in the game, and a team that could offer him European football, it would surely be difficult for the England international to turn them down should they make an approach.

Nonetheless, Pickford has been excellent again this season, receiving a lot of praise for some of his performances, and so he would not be an easy player to replace.

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