Everton Goalkeeper Signs New Contract with a Vast Clause
Alan Nixon, a newspaper journalist, claims that Jordan Pickford’s new contract with Everton includes a “staggering” £35 million release clause. Nixon reported via Patreon on Sunday morning, March 5 that the 28-year-old’s new and improved contract at Goodison Park contained an “escape clause” when the Blues were relegated from the Premier League.
However, getting that money is highly unlikely. The first-choice England goalkeeper will not want to compete in the European Championships next year while playing in the Championship if we lose. He will undoubtedly lose his starting position and, possibly, the team.
Given that Everton is also having trouble complying with Financial Fair Play regulations, clubs will make lowball offers because Pickford will want to leave. Selling players could be our only chance of staying afloat because relegation would be disastrous financially. However, a good Premier League team ought to pay £35 million for Pickford.
He is much more valuable than that. Therefore, this clause may become a good business for the club if the worse happens. Moreover, Everton is on a worse run of form and, as a result, is in the relegation place. The coming few matches will decide the outcome for the club as the relegation battle intensifies with teams fighting.