West Ham United insider Claret & Hugh have now shared some interesting transfer news out of Rush Green involving Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford.
The Lowdown: West Ham face goalkeeping decision?
Ahead of this summer transfer window, the Hammers and manager David Moyes face a major decision over what to do in one area of the squad.
However, reports suggest they could face stiff competition from Areola’s former club Fulham for his services.
The Latest: C&H make Pickford claim…
According to the club insider, West Ham ‘could try to do a deal’ for Pickford if his club are relegated at the end of 2021/2022.
The Toffees face a battle to stay up with Moyes and co apparently keeping tabs on his situation ahead of a potential summer move.
Pickford emerges as an alternative to Areola amid the competition from Fulham.
The Verdict: Make a move?
The Sun journalist Alan Nixon, sharing his most recent valuation, claimed Everton want around £30m for Pickford as the £100,000-per-week ace now attracts interest from West Ham.
An international hero with England, with ex-Hammer Trevor Sinclair even calling him one of the world’s best after his Euro 2020 heroics, the 28-year-old has also been lavished with real praise by former Three Lions man Danny Mills.
Speaking to Football Insider, the ex-right-back heralded Pickford as an underrated player who ‘nobody ever talks about’ – but does that mean West Ham should make a move?
Given they could either activate Areola’s permanent clause or sign Johnstone for free, moving for the Toffees shot stopper could come as an arguably unnecessary risk financially – even if his quality is there.
In other news: ‘Deal is there to be done’…West Ham insider makes big striker claim as price drops by £20m! Find out more here.
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