Jordan Pickford linked with sensational summer move after becoming England's No.1

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Jordan Pickford has experienced quite a rise in the footballing world over the last two years.

The 24-year-old has gone from just about breaking into Sunderland's team to being England's first-choice goalkeeper going into a World Cup.

Pickford was handed the gloves during the Three Lions' 2-1 win over Nigeria on Saturday, effectively sealing his place as Gareth Southgate's number one ahead of Jack Butland and Nick Pope.

Not bad in just two years, eh?

Pickford's form for Everton during 2017/18 was pretty spectacular, particularly as during the earlier stages of the campaign, the defence in front of him did little to nothing helping him out.

The Toffees certainly improved at the back after Sam Allardyce took over and will be hoping that the introduction of Marco Silva will help take the club in the right direction.

Improvement is needed if the likes of Pickford are to remain on Merseyside for the foreseeable future.

Offers for their goalkeeper this summer are to be expected, but one club that are now being linked with him is just so unexpected.

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The Sun report that Bayern Munich are genuinely looking at bringing Pickford to Germany due to the continued injury issues plaguing Manuel Neuer.

The German giant spent most of the Bundesliga season absent with a foot injury, with Sven Ulreich having to deputise.

Ulrich was pretty decent for much of the campaign, but his famous error vs Real Madrid has prompted the Bayern board to target a new goalkeeper.

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The Bundesliga champions will begin their scouting mission of Pickford during the World Cup, but would have to remain wary of Everton's valuation of him.

The Toffees spent £30m on him last summer and it is thought they would want at least double that to entertain any notion of selling.

A report from Sport Bild a few weeks back said that new coach Niko Kovac would not be signing any new 'star names' this summer.

Does £60m for a second-choice goalkeeper count?

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