England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford has insisted that leaving Everton during the summer transfer window was never an option, despite reported interest from Chelsea.
The former Sunderland goalkeeper, who signed a new and improved contract at Goodison Park this week that will keep him at the club until 2024, denied that the interest from other clubs ever made him consider leaving Merseyside and claimed that the speculation did not affect his performances.
He said, as quoted
"I knew I had a contract with Everton and I didn't at any time think anything other."
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Settled at Everton, 24-year-old Pickford also revealed that he is aiming high with the Toffees, as he name Champions League football among his ambitions.
He added: “As a club, you want to be up there and I think you have to be ambitious and want to be hitting the Champions League.
"We also want to be finishing higher up the table. We finished eighth last season and that wasn’t such a good season for Everton. We want to be top six or top seven this season."