Adam is joined by Graham from Sunderland’s Roker Report to give us the Sunderland perspective on Jordan Pickford.
Graham: “He’s brilliant. He’s going to be world class and I mean that.
“Pretty much universally, fans are saying anything less than £30m is not enough, there’s still people now saying it’s not enough. He’s got the potential to be much better than what you’re paying for him. I know that’s hard to say for a goalkeeper that’s been relegated and played 20, 25 games in a season but honestly he’s probably the best talent that has come through our youth system and probably one of the best to come through any English clubs youth system. He’ll be England’s number one within six months.
“Great shot stopper, very vocal. I was at his debut, I thought he was going to be good. He’s better than I thought he was. He had people like John O’Shea, experienced professionals – he’s not afraid to bollock someone. He’s vocal, he’s aggressive – he’s cocky, in a good sense. He’s confident, he’s a good shot shopper. He makes the right balls. Unbelievable distribution”.