Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich are keeping tabs on England number one goalkeeper Jordan Pickford as they eye a replacement for Manuel Neuer.
Pickford, who was recently named as Englands number one for this summers World Cup in Russia will have scouts from Bayern Munich keeping a close eye on him during the tournament as they seek out a long-term replacement for Manual Neuer.
The Sun newspaper is claiming Bayern have identified the young Englishman as a possible replacement for Neuer who spent most of last season injured on the sidelines.
The 24-year-old only recently moved to Everton for £30m during last summers transfer window after an impressive first season in the top-flight with former club Sunderland. After putting in some impressive performances for the Toffees and England he has fast established himself as one of Europe’s top young keepers.
Bayern have struggled with the number one jersey this season with Neuer spending most of it out injured on the sidelines. With Neuer’s deputy Sven Ulreich making some costly mistakes, Bayern have decided to splash out this summer on a quality goalkeeper.
At 32-years-of-age, Neuer is becoming more injury prone and could potentially spend more time on the sidelines. If a bid was to come in for the German legend then Bayern would be open to selling one of their star players.
Everton would be unwilling to sell their star keeper. However, if a bid of £60m-plus was to come in this summer then the Toffees would certainly have to consider their options. A good showing at this summers World Cup could push that price up even higher.
Pickford, who is currently with the England squad preparing for the World Cup would jump at the chance of joining one of Europe’s leading clubs and the chance to win regular trophies and play Champions League football. Something which is a long way off at current club Everton.