Former Everton and Sunderland manager David Moyes has urged Jordan Pickford to snub the ongoing speculation with Bayern Munich and concentrate on the Premier League season ahead. The 24-year-old became the youngest Englishman ever to keep a clean sheet during the recent World Cup and his efforts have caught the eye of the Bavarian giants.
Speaking to The Sun, Moyes has stressed that the Toffees are the right club for Pickford at the moment and he should earn further experience within Premier League surroundings before considering a move abroad, he said: “I think Everton is the right club for Jordan. It’s a big club, he’s only just moved and I would say to him it would be stupid to even consider another move if there was to be an option for him. I think it will help him being at Everton because he will get enough work and he’s got a chance to develop without every single thing he does being scrutinised. He is still young and he just needs to keep getting his games in. The last thing he needs to bother about is any speculation.”
Pickford became Britain’s most expensive goalkeeper last summer after Everton spent £25m to acquire his signature from Sunderland . Thereafter, the shot-stopper could not keep regular clean sheets with the Toffees and he was nevertheless one of their top performers through the 2017/18 season where his performances earned him a regular role with the Three Lions.
The 24-year-old has most-recently returned to England after a lengthy World Cup where the Three Lions secured the fourth spot and he is now expected to take at least a three-week break before reporting for club duty. As such, he could be a touch and go for the Premier League opener at Wolves but based on his attitude on the field, he would want to return at the earliest possibility.