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If a number of Everton supporters felt that finding a long-term replacement for departed veteran Tim Howard should have been a priority in the summer of 2016, incoming manager Ronald Koeman seemed prepared to fully assess long-time back-up Joel Robles while also drafting in compatriot Maarten Stekelenburg on a free transfer from Fulham.

Robles had finally displaced Howard as the first-choice goalkeeper at Goodison Park in the latter half of the 2015-16 season and while he initially found himself as second string behind Stekelenburg, he again earned the gloves under Koeman before his form faltered later in the 2016-17 campaign.

That left the Dutchman in no doubt that he did indeed need a new first-choice between the posts and he moved swiftly in June 2017 to sign rising Sunderland star Jordan Pickford in what had the potential to be a club record deal worth £30m.

Still only 23 at the time, Pickford had played just 31 times for the Black Cats which made his astronomic fee something of a talking point when the deal was announced. Most observers agreed, however, that the young 'keeper's potential was so big that Everton's outlay would ultimately end up being a bargain, especially if he went on to represent the Blues for the next decade or more.

FactFile

Squad number -
Position Goalkeeper
Nationality English
Born Washington
Date of birth 7 March 1994
Height 6' 1"
Joined 15 June, 2017
Joined from Sunderland
Signed by Ronald Koeman
Transfer fee £25m (rising to £30m)
Contract duration 5 years
Contract expires June 2022
Full debut v
Previous Clubs Sunderland
Darlington (loan)
Alfreton Town (loan)
Burton Albion (loan)
Carlisle United (loan)
Bradford City (loan)
Preston North End (loan)
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Everton Career

Season Squad No. League Apps (sub) League Goals Cup Apps (sub) Cup Goals Total Apps (sub) Total Goals
2017-18  () () ()
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Note: Everton Career Stats on ToffeeWeb are updated after every game.



Previous Career

Season Team Appearances (sub) Goals
2016-17 Sunderland 31 0


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