Everton fans at The Transfer Tavern are remaining positive about their future under Ronald Koeman, recognising that their team ended up having a solid season in the English Premier League. What they’re all hoping for now though are significant moves in the upcoming transfer window.
The Toffees have a bit of cash to splash these days which makes a change from years gone by when it felt like David Moyes had to bandage together a makeshift team.
One man they are said to be very keen on acquiring is Sunderland goalkeeper Jordan Pickford. The Liverpool Echo reported last month that they’d even made a bid for the shot-stopper, which was quickly rebuffed by the Black Cats, who are holding out for upto £30m for him.
Whatever happens though, it seems as if Everton will have to play the waiting game to land their man with the goalkeeper himself intent on delaying any transfer drama, instead focused on the U21 European Championship.
He’s been speaking to talkSPORT and while he recognises he’s a Premier League talent, he’s determined to put his country first.
As quoted by the outlet, Pickford said: “Ideally, it would have been better if we had stayed up as a club. My heart is massive towards the club. It’s a hard one, really. But I have just got to keep concentrating on the Euros. That is all I can do. Where we have got relegated and then I have gone into the Euros; that is where I have to be strong. I don’t want to be getting distracted and I am really excited for it.”
It appears then that Koeman will have to bide his time if he truly wants to bring the goalkeeper to Liverpool. The England U21 side are due to fly out this week for the tournament and there’s no turning Pickford’s head right now!
Everton fans – what do you make of all this? Is Pickford worth pursuing all summer or are you happy for Koeman to move onto other targets?