Everton have completed the signing of goalkeeper, Jordan Pickford, from Sunderland for a club and British record fee, the club have announced.
The highly-rated goalkeeper has moved to Goodison Park from Sunderland for a record fee of £25m, rising to £30m depending on team and individual performances, becoming the third most expensive goalkeeper in history.
For the 23-year-old, who is away with the England u21s on International duties, these are ‘exciting’ times for him and the club.
“It’s great to sign for the Club. Last season was my first in the Premier League so to get this opportunity with Everton now, to be able to go forward with my career and show everyone what I can do with Everton is unbelievable,” Pickford said.
“It’s a great club, a massive club and I think it’s a great opportunity and the right time for me to come to Everton and show what I can do.
“This is an exciting time for the Club and for me, too, with the ambition being shown. I just want to be the best I can be to help,” he added.
Everton manager, Ronald Koeman, couldn’t be more pleased with his latest signing.
“I’m really pleased we’ve made what I’m sure will be a significant signing for Everton Football Club,” the Dutchman said
“Jordan is a very talented young professional who also has a real hunger for success, and that’s important for us as we now look to make further progress in the seasons ahead.
Pickford, who made his first-team debut for Sunderland in January 2016, is expected to join the Toffees immediately after the UEFA European u21 tournament in Poland.