By Sam Stone

3rd Oct, 2022 | 9:30am

Everton could receive an offer from Manchester United for Jordan Pickford soon

Everton could receive an offer from Manchester United for Jordan Pickford soon, according to former Bleacher Report journalist Dean Jones.

The Telegraph has reported (24 September) that United are among the clubs monitoring the 28-year-old England international ahead of a potential move.

Pickford’s contract at Everton is now in its final two years and Jones believes he will have to consider leaving Everton if an offer does come in.

He told GIVEMESPORT [2 October]: “It’s a tough one because I genuinely don’t think there are many clubs he would want to leave Everton for. But if they continue at the bottom end of the Premier League, he’s going to have to consider it.

“We saw, when they were at risk of relegation last season, Tottenham were being linked with him. I just don’t think he can stay at Everton for that much longer if they continue to struggle and a genuine offer lands.

“Is he the type of goalkeeper that ten Hag ideally wants? We will have to wait and see. But I do think we’re entering a time when Everton probably will get an offer pretty soon.”

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Sort it out soon

This is an issue that needs to be sorted out quickly by Everton. If the Toffees can continue their good form and finish in the top half of the table then they could stand a good chance of keeping Pickford at Goodison Park.

Manchester United aren’t a particularly attractive proposition for any player at the moment and Pickford is in the form of his career.

At 28, Pickford’s next move will be huge for any ambitions he has of adding some silverware to his resume before his career comes to a close.

The England international needs to consider whether leaving Goodison Park will benefit him in the long run. He is Frank Lampard’s star man and a guaranteed starter for Gareth Southgate in the England set-up.

The Toffees must ensure that they sort out Pickford’s contract situation before his current deal enters its final year. Losing him for free or for a minimal fee in January must be avoided at all costs.