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Keeping hold of Jordan Pickford is the best business Everton can do this summer

Keeping hold of Jordan Pickford is the best business Everton can do this summer

Everton have struggled thus far in pre-season so fans are hopeful in thinking their best form is being saved for the Premier League season, which kicks off in less than two weeks. 

After smashing ATV Irdning 22-0, despite the lower quality in opposition, teams would have been worried about the potential firepower Everton are possessed with. However now is a different story as Everton have since failed to win a single game, something that is a tad worrying as Marco Silva gears up towards his first few Premier League games in charge of Everton.

One of their current stars, Jordan Pickford, is a player that can immensely help out Marco Silva and the rest of the team.

On the back of his brilliance at the World Cup, the £31.5 million-rated shot-stopper is hot property and a wanted man. Jordan Pickford has become a national hero for his terrific performances as England reached the semi-finals of the World Cup, something few had predicted would happen.

Despite not being able to go all the way, Pickford was pivotal in helping England progress through the rounds, particularly in helping the Three Lions surpass the dreaded penalty shoot-out against Columbia, England’s first penalty win in their World Cup history.

After his heroics during the tournament, Everton have to further protect their goalkeeper with a number of teams now interested in a big-money move for the 24-year-old. Pickford played every single minute of Everton’s campaign last season, producing a number of eye-catching performances and saves in amongst his call-up to the England set-up.

The Toffees have been struggling in defence without him in pre-season and the sooner he returns in-between the sticks for Everton, the better.

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