Bayern Munich are plotting a move for Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford, according to a reliable journalist.
Alan Nixon, the Sun’s transfer expert, made the claim on his personal Twitter account on Sunday morning.
He claimed that the German giants have been watching the 24-year-old international at Everton games and will be scouting him during the World Cup finals with England.
Pickford, who stands 6ft 1in tall according to Transfermarkt, played the full 90 minutes for England in their 2-1 over Nigeria on Saturday.
Football Insider verdict:
Pickford got a massive boost when he was picked by Gareth Southgate to play the full 90 minutes against Nigeria in a friendly game on Saturday night. Despite it only being his third cap, it looks like he’s going to get the nod in Russia this summer and that will increase his stock massively. Even before this it sounds like Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich were eyeing him and Nixon claims that they will continue to do this during the World Cup finals. Marco Silva won’t want to lose him and he’s under contract until 2022, so if he does have a stunning World Cup then he wouldn’t leave without a significant fee. He cost them £26million from Sunderland last summer and given his new-found international status and the figures that are being bandied about for goalkeepers this summer, it wouldn’t be a surprise to see him got for at least double that. Bayern Munich feel like they need a new keeper after the injury problems to Manuel Neuer, who missed most of last season, and the high-profile mistake by Sven Ulreich against Real Madrid.
In other Everton news, they must abandon their £40m pursuit and turn their attention to a Championship flyer.