Everton has just made Jordan Pickford the most expensive player in British history after paying 30 million pounds to price him away from Sunderland.
Jason Pickford, who is currently representing England Under-21 side has been given a five-year contract with an option for an extra year.
“Everton is an amazing and big club. It is wonderful to get a chance to play for this club” he said after the announcement was made.
Although he played in 29 Premier League for Everton, he couldn’t stop the club from going on relegation.
He started off from the club’s academy and was loaned out to Burton Albion, Darlington, Carlisle United, Bradford City and Preston at different points in his career at Sunderland.
He got his first team debut in an FA Cup game against Arsenal in 2016 where they lost 3-1.
A Delighted Coach
Pickford added: “I made my full debut and it’s amazing that I now have a chance to represent Everton. It’s quite unbelievable that I still have a chance to show people what I’m capable of in the top flight.
“This time is very exciting for me and the club and I will do my best to help the team become more successful.”
Everton manager, Koeman, said after the announcement “Pickford is a very special and talented player who is really hungry for success and this is why he has decided to join us.”
The deal is worth 30 million pounds with 5 million pounds coming after a period of time. Thus, putting him on the list of the third most expensive goalkeeper in the world and makes him the most expensive British goalkeeper after Fraser Forster. Who was also signed up by Ronald Koeman during his time at Southampton.