Jordan Pickford signs six-year Everton contract
By Michael Hincks
Last Updated: 26/09/18 6:14pm
England's No 1 goalkeeper Jordan Pickford has signed a new six-year contract at Everton.
The 24-year-old joined from Sunderland for £30m in summer 2017 and went on to pick up a hat-trick of prizes at Everton's end of season awards in May.
After keeping 10 clean sheets in the 2017-18 Premier League season, Pickford became Gareth Southgate's first-choice goalkeeper for England at the World Cup.
Sunderland-born Pickford impressed on their run to the semi-finals in Russia - most notably saving Carlos Bacca's penalty in England's first World Cup shootout win - and he is now intent on securing legendary status at Goodison Park.
"When I made the move last year I thought Everton would be a great club to come to and the right step in my career," Pickford told evertontv.
"Getting the opportunity to become England's No 1 was down to being at Everton, I believe, and being able to put in solid performances week in and week out.
"Coming to Everton, a massive club with a massive history and seeing how passionate and determined the fans are, it's inspired me to perform week in and week out and it's moved my career on, without question.
"I want to play as many games as I can for the Club, that's my goal now. Hopefully, I can continue to progress, become a better goalkeeper each and every day and keep that England No 1 shirt as well. That's another aim.
"This is a great club for me and, hopefully, we can get the success for the fans to earn the right to be a legend at Everton one day, each and every one of us."
So far this season, Pickford has shipped in 11 Premier League goals and kept no clean sheets. He will look for a first shut-out when Everton host Fulham on Saturday.