David James explains why Jordan Pickford should join Man United over Chelsea

Pickford is the first-choice goalkeeper for England and his club Everton.

Former Liverpool goalkeeper David James has explained why Jordan Pickford would prefer to join Manchester United over Chelsea.

The North London club have been linked with a move for the Englishman with Graham Potter considering selling both Kepa Arrizabalaga and Edouard Mendy. The former has become the number one for the club after having lost that place to Mendy a few years back.

Manchester United too are looking for a new goalkeeper with current first-choice David de Gea in his 30s and prone to an error every now and then.

Speaking to GG Recon (h/t Metro), the former Reds keeper explained why a move to United over Chelsea would make sense for the Everton keeper.

“It’s a no-brainer for me that he’s good enough to play for a team such as Chelsea or Manchester City. Would he go to Chelsea? Kepa has shown that he’s capable of being a top player in a top team. “Why not Manchester United? Jordan Pickford plays for Everton and Manchester United are just down the road. If he went there, his off-field disruption would be minimal compared to whether he moved down to London.”

Pickford is the first-choice goalkeeper for England and is currently, playing for the Three Lions in World Cup 2022. The 28-year-old keeper helped England to reach into the semifinals of the last World Cup and also saw the Three Lions in Euro 2020 final.

Everton have been flirting with relegation for the past couple of seasons and Pickford would be better off competing for silverware elsewhere. While both Chelsea and United are currently undergoing a transformation, both the clubs can still offer him a chance of winning trophies.

David James believes Jordan Pickford should join Manchester United over Chelsea.

It would be a surprise if Everton allow their first-choice keeper to leave mid-season, but if Chelsea can come up with a concrete offer, then anything can happen.

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