JORDAN PICKFORD has completed his £30m move from Sunderland to Everton.

The 23-year-old goalkeeper has signed a five-year deal at Goodison Park, and becomes the third most expensive goalkeeper in history.

The deal is the most expensive involving a goalkeeper between two British clubs, and sees Pickford leave Wearside after just one season in Sunderland's senior squad.

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"Our aim is to produce more players of the calibre of Jordan in the future," said Sunderland chief executive Martin Bain. "His development is testament to our academy set up and its hard-working staff, past and present, who identified and nurtured his exceptional talent. 

"Everyone at Sunderland wishes Jordan every success in the next stage of his career, which we will follow keenly."

A product of the Sunderland's academy, Washington-born Pickford joined Sunderland at the age of eight.

He signed his first professional contract in 2011, and spent time on loan at Darlington, Alfreton Town, Burton Albion, Carlisle United, Bradford City and Preston before breaking into Sunderland's senior squad.

He made his Premier League debut in January 2016, and while he started last season on the substitutes' bench behind Vito Mannone, he was promoted to the Black Cats' starting line-up for the third game of the campaign and did not look back.

He earned his maiden call-up to England's senior squad last October, and is currently preparing to represent England Under-21s in the European Championships in the Czech Republic.