JORDAN PICKFORD has completed his record-busting £30m move to Everton from Sunderland after completing the formalities on international duty with England's Under-21s in Poland.

The incredible transfer is the most expensive fee to be exchanged between two British clubs, eclipsing the previous highs of £10m that were paid for Petr Cech and Fraser Forster by Arsenal and Southampton respectively.

Pickford, at the age of 23, has also propelled himself into the upper echelons of the world list of most expensive shot-stoppers, entering above the likes of Germany international Manuel Neuer and Manchester United’s Spanish No 1 David de Gea.

Only Brazilian Ederson, who has moved to Manchester City this summer, and the legendary Italian and Juventus keeper Gianluigi Buffon have ever cost more than what Everton have agreed to pay for Washington-born Pickford.

Sunderland have also been involved in two of the other top 15 most expensive transfer deals for goalkeepers - when Craig Gordon moved to Wearside from Hearts and Simon Mignolet was sold to Liverpool.


  • Ederson (Benfica-Manchester City 2017) £34.7m
  • Gianluigi Buffon (Parma-Juventus 2001) £33m
  • Jordan Pickford (Sunderland-Everton 2017) £30m
  • Manuel Neuer (Schalke-Bayern Munich 2011) £19m
  • David de Gea (Atletico Madrid-Manchester United 2011) £18m
  • Claudio Bravo (Barcelona-Manchester City 2016) £17m
  • Angelo Peruzzi (Inter Milan-Lazio 2000) £15.7m
  • Jan Oblak Benfica-Atletico Madrid 2014) £12.6m
  • Petr Cech (Chelsea-Arsenal £ 2015) £10m
  • Fraser Forster (Celtic-Southampton 2014) £10m
  • Claudio Bravo (Real Sociedad-Barcelona) £9.7m
  • Marc-Andre ter Stegen (Monchengladbach-Barcelona 2014) £9.7m
  • Fernando Muslera (Lazio-Galatasaray 2011) £9.93m
  • Samir Handanovic (Udinese-Inter Milan 2012) £9m
  • Simon Mignolet (Sunderland-Liverpool 2013) £9m
  • Craig Gordon (Hearts-Sunderland 2007) £9m