Jordan Pickford has said that he is aiming to become an Everton legend after he signed a new five-and-a-half-year deal at the club.
Pickford made the £30 million move to Everton in 2017 after a fine season with Sunderland, although he was unable to prevent the Black Cats relegation to the Championship.
His development would continue at Goodison Park to such an extent that he would be propelled to England’s number 1 goalkeeper at this summers World Cup, and has now committed his future to the Toffees, signing a new deal that will keep him at the club until 2024.
He has now said that with his future secure at the club, he is aiming to become an Everton legend:
“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,” he told the Everton website.
“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.”