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Bayern Munich not actually interested in Everton star

Which works out fine because they can’t have him anyway

Belgium v England: 3rd Place Playoff - 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images

If you spend any time at the rodeo that is Everton Twitter, you may have seen a ludicrous rumor floating around this morning that Bayern Munich were interested in Jordan Pickford. Of course, the source of the rumor was from the rotten cesspool of English tabloids, and anyone with half a brain could have debunked it within minutes.

Sky Sports did their due diligence despite not really needing to. Bayern Munich have Manuel Neuer, and at any rate, they almost always prefer to poach stars from domestic rivals. The Bavarians’ last and only English player was Owen Hargreaves in 2007.

Sky Germany understands Bayern Munich are not interested in signing England and Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford. This follows reports ahead of the World Cup that Bayern would scout Pickford at the tournament, where England reached the semi-finals. Ex-Everton boss David Moyes urged Pickford to stay at Everton in another report this morning: “I think Everton is the right club for Jordan,” he said.

I bring all this up not to pour water on a fire that didn’t need putting out, but to emphasize this point: Jordan Pickford is not for sale. He’s young, he’s happy, and he’s talented. Everton have no reason to turn a profit on the best English goalkeeper in years.

When worse players like Roma’s Alisson Becker are going for nearly 70 million, any offer for Pickford would have to start at a ludicrous amount for Marcel Brands to even pick up the phone. Even then, when he answers the call, it’ll just be so he can laugh.

There will be some players that earn a major transfer on the back of an excellent World Cup performance. Jordan Pickford won’t be one of them, because he’s the new face of Everton.