Manchester United prepare £45m Bid for Jordan Pickford

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According to Mirror, Manchester United are reportedly preparing a £45m bid for Everton’s first-choice goalkeeper, Jordan Pickford. The move comes amidst uncertainty over the future of United’s current keeper, David de Gea, whose contract is due to expire in two weeks.

Everton are said to be bracing for the bid, with reports suggesting that United are willing to offer Pickford a weekly wage of £200,000 to replace De Gea. The Spanish international has reportedly turned down a new two-year contract that would have seen his wages cut from £375,000 to £200,000 per week.

United’s interest in Pickford is not unchallenged, however. Tottenham Hotspur have also been linked with the England international, but United’s offer of UEFA Champions League football may give them the edge in any potential bidding war.

United’s manager, Erik ten Hag, is said to have identified Pickford as his preferred choice, citing his shot-stopping abilities and distribution skills as key factors. Whether Everton will be open to selling their captain, who only signed a new contract in February, remains to be seen.

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The coming days will reveal more about the potential move and its implications for all parties involved. For now, Pickford’s focus will likely be on England’s final match of the season against North Macedonia at Old Trafford, the home of the Red Devils.