If any of the big names in the goalkeeping position of the Premier League make a move next summer, it is likely that Jordan Pickford’s fate will be tied to the situations as well. As Arsenal’s interest over Jan Oblak intensifies, Pickford has been touted as the Slovenian’s replacement at Atletico Madrid.
The La Liga outfit got to see the 24-year-old in action against Holland last night and might just have been as impressed as the rest of us. While overtaking Joe Hart as England’s number one might not be the greatest of challenges, doing it over all the other keepers at such a young age is an accomplishment.
Pickford arrived at Goodison Park last summer for £25m which turned him into the most expensive British shot-stopper in the history of the game. At just 24, Pickford has shown signs of a bright future with the national team and is currently one of the best players in the Toffees lineup.
The former Sunderland player’s talents have drawn the eyes of plenty and he is quite deserved of a call-up to an elite side. Even though Everton are preparing for a future where they can match strides with Manchester United, Chelsea and Manchester City in the top four, they are a long way from doing so, at least by current standards.
Atletico Madrid, on the other hand, will be reluctant to lose their current number one as they look to win the UEFA Europa League this season. However, Oblak’s release clause has already been set to £88m and if Arsenal or any of the other…