Premier League side Everton have completed the deal for Jordan Pickford from Sunderland.
The Toffees had a slight issue with the move as the relegated team insisted on £30 million. Everton went back with another offer which the Black Catshave now accepted.
Sunderland would receive a guaranteed £25 million while the rest £5 million would be in add-ons based on appearance. The England U-21 star featured in 32 games last term. He was outstanding in a team that was churning out poor result. After their relegation to the Championship, it was likely that Pickford would exit the team.
Other teams signified interest but the fees were thought high. The Ronald Koeman led side persisted and eventually made Pickford the most expensive player in British history and the third in the world behind Juventus star Gianluigi Buffon and Ederson, who just joined Man City from Benfica few weeks back. Pickford is in Poland with England. He is expected to undergo a medical upon return to seal the deal.
As Everton get one of their summer targets, the club could lose another in Chelsea’s Bertrand Traore. The player scored 13 goals while on loan at Ajax. Lyon are in talks with Stamford Bridge for the player, according to reports in France.
Borussia Dortmund, Lille, and Borussia Monchengladbach are also reportedly keen on the striker. Chelsea had been linked with reclaiming the player especially as they head for the Champions League but that move is more unlikely. Antonio Conte is believed to have sealed a deal for RomeluLukaku to return to the club after his exploits at Goodison Park.