Your daily dose of Everton news and rumours
Everton’s long-term plans were handed a major boost yesterday after the announcement of Jordan Pickford’s new six-year contract. While the terms weren’t announced, this will go a long way towards securing the Blues’ goal for the next few years while keeping rival hands off him. [RBM]
Interestingly, there’s also no release clause in his deal, which is a big deal because it means Everton will have to agree to sell him for any transfer to happen.
Some house keeping on Jordan Pickford's new contract. It is a six-year deal (runs to June 2024) and there is no release clause in it.— Dominic King (@DominicKing_DM) September 26, 2018
Pickford will be facing the media about his deal today at 2:15pm BST (9:15am EST), and you can watch it live here.
A couple of transfer rumours to whet your appetite, both involving a couple of young players.
Everton have been watching another Brazil international who made his debut start in the same game that Richarlison did. [RBM]
David Unsworth recently gave a 16-year-old defender his debut in the Under-23 side,a nd now Arsenal are sniffing around. [RBM]
This one is not a rumour, but more of an opinion, wherein the writer proposes that Everton should make a move for Mario Balotelli. Click bait if you ask me, but you be the judge. [Football FanCast]
Looking ahead to Saturday’s game, we spoke to the SBN Fulham blog ‘Cottagers Confidential’ yesterday.
What To Watch
As we get ready for the weekend action, there’s a couple of games in La Liga and Serie A, with fixtures in the Womens’ Champions League as well - click here for full schedules.