The Everton fans in the Football Transfer Tavern are already looking towards the future…
Maarten Stekelenburg as been somewhat of a revelation at Everton in recent weeks, with his performance at the weekend drawing the attention of everyone in the Football Transfer Tavern.
His heroics between the sticks were a standout from the weekend fixtures, with his two penalty saves a particular highlight.
The Dutch goalkeeper has been in great form, but his arrival was always considered a short-term fix.
At 34-years-old, Stekelenburg is nearing the end of his career – and the Everton fans in the Tavern are desperate for Koeman to plan for the future.
They could be in luck, as Everton are reportedly eyeing a move for one of the Premier League’s latest breakout stars.
According to the Sun, Everton are keen on Sunderland goalkeeper Jordan Pickford, who has emerged as a key part of the David Moyes’ first team so far this season.
They add that whilst Everton are leading the chase, David Moyes is unlikely to want to give up his young star – and so it will likely take a large fee for the Black Cats to make a deal.
Our landlord thinks that this deal could prove to be a wonderful piece of business by Ronald Koeman.
A goalkeeping rebuild is, obviously, essential – and Pickford represents an excellent long-term solution.
He knows the Premier League well, and he could man the sticks for the best part of a decade for Koeman’s men.
Pickford has already made 5 appearances so far this season, and looks set to battle it out to be Sunderland first choice this season.
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