Jordan Pickford has decided to renew his contract while showing his affection for the team.
Everton officially announced the renewal of the contract on the 24th (Korean time) on the club website, saying, “Pickford decided to entrust his future until the 2026-27 season while signing a 4-and-a-half-year renewal contract with the club.”
Pickford grew up at Sunderland’s youth academy. He has been spotlighted as the next-generation goalkeeper as he steps through the England age-group. Through his loan, Pickford has been consistently on the ground and has gained practical experience that is difficult for goalkeepers of his age to possess.
In 2017, Pickford started his new career by joining Everton from Sunderland. As he played as the starting goalkeeper for Goodison Park, he distinguished himself on the stage of the English Premier League (EPL). Despite his relatively small stature, his natural reflexes and fantastic super saves have garnered favorable reviews.
Based on these performances, Pickford also boarded the ‘Lion Legion’ England national team. He is still only 29 years old, but his A-match appearances have already reached 50. He has established himself as England’s main goalkeeper by playing on major stages, including the European Football Federation (UEFA) Euro 2020 and the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
Pickford’s decision came as a surprise to many fans. Pickford is a goalkeeper for the England national team and a player recognized as a high-level goalkeeper in the EPL. If Everton, one of the current relegation candidates, were relegated, it could have been enough to transfer to another big club. Clubs like Tottenham actually considered signing Pickford.
However, Pickford showed his will to remain with the team regardless of relegation through the renewal of the contract. On re-signing, Pickford said: “It’s incredible to sign a new contract with such a special club for me. Everton is a huge club. The last few seasons weren’t the results we wanted, but now they’ve given us the right direction and we’re looking forward to the ranks.” “I believe there is a coach who has raised the bar. It is my goal to succeed at Everton. I want to continue to play hard at Everton. I want to dream of future success here,” he showed his loyalty to the team. 슬롯사이트