World Cup star urged to snub Chelsea transfer and join Manchester United instead

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England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford has been urged to pick Manchester United over Chelsea in the transfer window after the Everton star was linked with a move to Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea have been linked with a move for the Everton goalkeeper with Graham Potter not convinced with Edouard Mendy and Kepa Arrizabalaga.

Former Liverpool and England stopper David James told GGRecon: “I think Aaron Ramsdale has proven that the quality of the team around you will influence the quality of your performances.

“He’s a potential number-one for his country because he’s playing for a much better side. Jordan Pickford, when he’s playing for England, plays how he would if he played for a big side in the Premier League.

“It’s a no-brainer for me that he’s good enough to play for a team such as Chelsea or Manchester City. He’s shown he has the capabilities to play for a huge club such as those as he can do it for England.

“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.

“If I was to suggest a side that he should go to, and even though Manchester United aren’t playing in the Champions League at the moment, if they signed somebody like Jordan Pickford then you could argue that would give them the ability to compete at a better level.”