Jordan Pickford to Man Utd transfer; Everton keeper’s contract situation, valuation and new deal plans

Jordan Pickford has been linked with a move to Manchester United, and here we round up the goalkeeper’s current situation.

Manchester United are being linked with a move for Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford.

The Red Devils are uncertain over whether to hand current number one David De Gea a new contract, according to reports.

The Mirror say United are not yet convinced over De Gea’s future, hesitating over the option they have built into the Spaniard’s contract that would allow them to add another year to the existing deal.

The Red Devils have a rising salary bill, and they could opt to bring in a new goalkeeper.

The report claims Everton keeper Pickford could be a target with the England stopper enjoying a superb start to the season.

Here we take a look at Pickford’s situation.

Pickford’s current contract

As things stand, Pickford is under contract with Everton until 2024.

He last signed an extension in 2018, one year after he joined Everton from Sunderland.

The Toffees remain in a solid position with Pickford contractually.

Everton plans

According to reports in the summer, Everton are planning to give Pickford a new contract.

The Daily Mail reported in late June that the Toffees were planning to open talks over a new deal as they look to tie him down long-term.

Frank Lampard views the goalkeeper as a vital part of his plans, and it seems Everton are willing to put their money where their mouth is.

Pickford’s valuation

Everton bought Pickford for as much as £30million back in 2017, but Transfermarkt believe he is still only worth £25.2million.

The 28-year-old’s value has reached as high as £36million, but it has also dipped as low as £18million, recently climbing back up towards the amount Everton paid five years ago.

Everton are very likely to value Pickford higher than the value stated by Transfermarkt, especially given they paid more for him before five years of Premier League development.

United would likely have to pay at least £35million-£40million to secure a deal.