Manchester United are likely to join Chelsea and Tottenham in the hunt to sign Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford next summer, according to journalist Fabrizio Romano.
The England number one’s contract at Goodison Park expires in eighteen months’ time and Romano says the likes of United could pounce if he doesn’t agree an extension with the Toffees:
“Everton will try to push again for Pickford to sign the contract, but it’s true that all these clubs [Man Utd, Chelsea and Tottenham] are following Pickford. It’s a potential big opportunity on the market.”
Pickford has been linked with United by other sources in recent days, so it’s clear that Erik ten Hag’s side do hold some sort of interest in the 28-year-old.
With the club still in negotiations with David De Gea about signing a new deal, though, you have to assume that Pickford is a contingency plan.
The former Sunderland keeper is known for his passing ability, which is not one of De Gea’s strengths, and that may be one of the main reasons ten Hag is so keen on recruiting him. We shall see how this transfer story develops in the coming weeks.