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Hammers second favourites in 'keeper race

Filed: Monday, 8th May 2017
By: Staff Writer

West Ham United have emerged as second favourites to sign Sunderland goalkeeper Jordan Pickford.

The 23-year-old stopper was relegated to the Championship along with his side the weekend before last and is set to move on this summer.

And whilst Everton have been cited by several sources as favourites to land the youngster - with rumours of a 17million fee having been agreed circulating - West Ham have today emerged as a surprise alternative.

Gambling firm Betstars this afternoon installed Slaven Bilic's side as second favourites (at 11/2) to sign Pickford, who received his first international call-up last October. They currently lead Stoke (6/1) - who are expected to lose Jack Butland this summer - and Manchester United (7/1).

Speaking about the potential loss of Pickford at the weekend, Sunderland boss David Moyes admitted that he faced a struggle to hold on to one of his top players. "You can see what he does for us with the saves he makes," he said.

"He's been outstanding from day one."

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