Jordan Pickford 'faces an uncertain Everton future'

Jordan Pickford ‘faces an uncertain Everton future with Carlo Ancelotti unconvinced the goalkeeper is his long-term No 1 option’ ahead of his first full season as Goodison Park boss

  • Jordan Pickford is facing an uncertain future as Everton’s No 1 goalkeeper  
  • The England international made several high-profile errors last season
  • Carlo Ancelotti is uncertain whether he can rely on the shot-stopper
  • The 26-year-old’s place at international level could also be under threat 

Jordan Pickford is facing an uncertain future at Everton, according to reports.

The goalkeeper endured a frustrating season at Goodison Park with several high-profile errors costing the Toffees points, and Carlo Ancelotti is said to be unsure whether to keep him as his No 1.

Pickford made four mistakes which led to goals for the opposition over the course of the season and the Daily Star report that his manager is concerned by his drop in form.

Jordan Pickford is reportedly facing an uncertain future as Everton’s No 1 goalkeeper

Carlo Ancelotti is unsure whether he can rely on the shot-stopper ahead of next season

The 26-year-old has been Gareth Southgate’s first-choice keeper since the 2018 World Cup where he played a crucial role in England’s journey to the semi-finals. 

But Burnley’s Nick Pope has likely overtaken him in the pecking order after a standout season for Sean Dyche’s side while Dean Henderson also impressed while on loan at Sheffield United.

Pickford was made the most expensive British goalkeeper with Everton paying Sunderland £30million in 2017 but he would likely struggle to attract that fee currently.

Despite the shot-stopper’s dip in form, Pickford remained Everton’s first-choice with little competition for his place. 

The 26-year-old made several high-profile mistakes which cost his side points last season

Jonas Lossl signed from Huddersfield last summer but was loaned back to the Yorkshire club in January, leaving the now departed Maarten Stekelenburg in reserve.

Under 23 goalkeeper Joao Virgina could compete in the future but the youngster returned from a difficult loan spell at Reading in January and is unlikely to make a first-team challenge next season. 

Ancelotti knows his summer recruitment will be key if he is to achieve a top-six finish in his first full season in charge. 

The Italian knows he will need a reliable No 1 but is thought to still need convincing that Pickford is the man for the job, leaving questions on whether he will look to sign a new keeper this summer.




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