Predicting England's World Cup Squad

22. Jordan Pickford

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When Jordan Pickford moved from Sunderland to Everton for £25 million, he become the third most expensive goalkeeper ever, behind only Gianluigi Buffon and Manchester City's Ederson. While Pickford is not the third best goalkeeper in the world as this would suggest, he is certainly in with a shout at being England's next No. 1.

The Everton goalkeeper played 90 minutes against the Netherlands in March, keeping a clean sheet as part of a solid if not flashy display, and also managed to keep Germany from scoring in November, something any keeper would love to have on his CV.

These two games and two clean sheets in England colours should be enough for Gareth Southgate to seriously consider starting the 24 year old against Tunisia in June.


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