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.
Even if Everton does fall to the Championship, it is understood that the fee is so high that it should deter interested clubs. According to Nixon, “the cost of his exit has been agreed by all parties,” but the Toffees may be forced to agree to a lower fee for the England number one in the worst-case scenario at Goodison. Selling Pickford for £35 million would be an excellent business for a Championship club if the worst happens at Goodison Park and Everton is relegated this season. Continue Reading