Ex-Aston Villa forward Gabriel Agbonlahor has urged Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford, who has been linked with Manchester United and Chelsea of late, to join Tottenham Hotspur in the near future.
Pickford, 28, has been a crucial presence in Everton’s dressing room since arriving from Sunderland for an initial fee of £25 million in the summer of 2017. Overall, the vocal shot-stopper has helped his current club register 57 clean sheets in 214 games across all competitions.
A left-footed sweeper keeper renowned for his reflexes and distribution, the 48-cap England international has popped up on Chelsea and Manchester United’s radar ahead of the upcoming winter transfer window.
Jordan Pickford has made more saves from shots inside the box and has a higher save percentage (76.3%) from those shots than any other goalkeeper in the Premier League this season. 🧱
Speaking to talkSPORT, Agbonlahor claimed that Pickford should seal a move to a UEFA Champions League-qualified club. He said:
“I am sure at 28, it’s the perfect age for Jordan Pickford to be thinking, ‘You know what, I want to go and play Champions League football. I don’t want to be in a relegation battle’. Maybe his agent has had conversations with Spurs who need a keeper. [Hugo] Lloris is getting on and maybe they are looking elsewhere.”
Analyzing the options of top Premier League clubs, he continued:
“I went through the top six or seven teams that need a keeper. Arsenal are fine. Manchester City are fine. Manchester United maybe could need one. Chelsea have two keepers. Liverpool have Alisson. It’s only Spurs, with Lloris, who is getting into his 30s.”
Picking Tottenham as an ideal destination for Pickford, he added:
“Is that a club you could see Jordan Pickford at? I think it is. He can play out from the back like the best keepers in the world. He’s England’s number one, a great shot-stopper. He has that energy in his game. I think he would be a perfect signing for Spurs.”
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Manchester United eye move for Chelsea target in January next year: Reports
According to CalcioMercatoWeb, Manchester United and Chelsea are interested in acquiring the services of Inter Milan right-back Denzel Dumfries in the upcoming winter transfer window. The Nerazzurri are prepared to entertain transfer offers in the region of £44 million.
Dumfries, 26, has been a crucial starter for the Italian outfit since arriving from PSV Eindhoven for £12 million in the summer of 2021. Operating as an offensive wing-back, he has netted two goals and laid out three assists in 20 games across all competitions for his club this campaign.
Manchester United are expected to splash the cash on a new right-back to offer competition to first-team regular Diogo Dalot. Chelsea, meanwhile, are said to be in search of a backup for Reece James.
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