By Pranav Shahaney

24th Mar, 2023 | 9:10am

Pundit moots Jordan Pickford Everton exit despite signing new contract

Former Aston Villa goalkeeping coach Neil Cutler believes that Jordan Pickford will leave Everton if the right offer arrives at the door this summer.

The England number one penned a new deal at Goodison Park which saw him committing his future to the club until the summer of 2028.

Despite this, Cutler thinks that he could leave if he wants to and his suitors are willing to pay money for him with Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester United and Chelsea keen on signing him.

He told talkSPORT, “I think you can praise his loyalty because he’s done really well for Everton over the years and it’s a club that have supported him.

“I think in terms of signing a new contract, if somebody wants him enough than somebody will come in for him and pay the money. He’s been England’s goalkeeper for a fair few years now and he’s done really well for England on the international stage.

“I think he’s got a lot of strengths. His distribution of the ball [is one]. He’s got a real mixed bag of clubs in terms of he can play out, he can play through, he can play over, he can play around. He’s really comfortable in possession.”

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Hope he stays

Pickford’s stuck with Everton through thick and thin and despite Premier League status not being assured, committed his future to the club.

He may have moments of lapses in concentration but apart from that he’s been one of the if not the most consistent players for the Toffees.

Hopefully, Everton can avoid relegation as that will all but seal his future at the club as it’ll give them the power to demand a world-record fee in order to part ways.

Tottenham Hotspur, Chelsea and Manchester United are all being credited with an interest in the 29-year-old and it’s not beyond any of them to pay the big bucks.

Two out of those three would likely be in the Champions League next season while Chelsea appear to be spending money for fun these days.

It’ll be interesting to see what happens but it appears certain that Pickford stays if Everton manage to stay up this season.