Jordan Pickford is the cover star of the August edition of the Everton magazine.
Everton’s new goalkeeper, who joined over the summer for a fee that could rise to a Club-record £30million, leads an all-star cast in the latest issue, as he sits down to talk swapping Sunderland for the Blues and why the ambition shown made it a "no-brainer" to sign on the dotted line.
Pickford is joined by a number of other new faces – Sandro Ramirez has already caught the eye of Evertonians since his own summer switch from La Liga side Malaga, particularly when netting his first Toffees goal in the friendly with Sevilla. He speaks about growing up at Barcelona’s famous La Masia Academy and why he knew he had to test himself in England.
Cuco Martina has also settled into life on Merseyside following his recent arrival. We get to know the Curacao international a little better in this month’s issue.
It’s not just the first team who are adding new additions – the Under-23s have been strengthening their Premier League 2-winning squad so we introduce you to their four summer captures.
The Ladies, too, have been recruiting ahead of their return to WSL 1 and Wales international Angharad James is one of those to link up with Andy Spence’s Blue Girls. She speaks to the Everton magazine about her journey from the Welsh fields to Merseyside.
We have not one but two former players in this edition, as Kevin Campbell recalls his favourite memories of his spell at Goodison Park, while Wayne Rooney’s return has been warmly welcomed by Alan Irvine, who was assistant manager when the Academy graduate burst on the scene as a teenager.
Throw in Ronald Koeman’s thoughts ahead of the new league season, Phil Jagielka in a brand new feature called ‘One & Only’, Bassala Sambou regretting questioning David Unsworth’s pre-season preparations, and Morgan Schneiderlin visiting the Albert Dock, and you have one jam-packed magazine!
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