According to Paul Joyce’s report, Jordan Pickford has expressed his desire to continue his tenure at Everton following his heroic performance in Sunday’s crucial victory over Bournemouth, which secured the club’s safety, writes the GN.
The Times journalist stated on Monday (29 May) that the 29-year-old goalkeeper, who recently signed a new contract at Goodison Park, intends to remain with the Toffees for at least another season.
Despite being linked with a potential departure from Merseyside, Pickford’s four-and-a-half-year contract, signed in February, did not include a relegation release clause. However, there was an informal understanding that he would be sold if Everton were to face relegation.
Nevertheless, Pickford’s exceptional clean sheet in the decisive 1-0 win against Bournemouth at Goodison Park ensured Everton’s survival. With another year of Premier League football on the horizon, the goalkeeper has made the decision to stay at the club.
Pickford has been instrumental in Everton’s successful survival campaigns in both the current season and the previous one. Since his arrival from Sunderland in 2017, he has accumulated an impressive tally of 237 appearances in various competitions for the Blues. However, none were as crucial as his performance against Bournemouth on Sunday.
Although Pickford had only managed to keep seven clean sheets throughout the season leading up to the game, his role as the England number one proved vital. Despite Bournemouth creating numerous scoring opportunities, they were unable to overcome Everton’s resolute last line of defense.