Sunderland have agreed to sell its goalie Jordan Pickford to Everton FC in a reported 30 million, the BBC reports. The player is on international duty with the Under 21 side as they prepare for the European Championship. Pickford is expected at Goodison Park where he would do his medicals and complete other details after the assignment.

The 23-year old has broken the British record with the deal. His 29 Premier League games last season was enough to convince Everton that he is worthy of the tag. He joined Sunderland academy back in 2010 and played in loan spells at several clubs.

Pickford played for Darlington, Alfreton Town, Burton Albion, Carlisle United, Bradford City and Preston. He eventually joined the Black Cats senior team where he made his debut at the FA Cup match against Arsenal in January last year.

The move to Everton would see him rise to the third most expensive goalkeeper in history. Gianluigi Buffon still retains the No 1 record in euro terms but in pounds, his cost price of £32.6 million offered to Parma by Juventus is less than that of Manchester City offered to Benfica for Brazilian keeper Ederson recently. If you want to see Britain's most expensive goalkeeper in action, click here to find Everton tickets.

Pickford is expected to play under Coach Ronaldo Koeman who is interested in developing youngsters at the club. Everton were earlier linked with a move for former City star Joe Hart. This means the player might not return to the Premier League anytime soon.

Pickford was quite busy as he made 4.7 saves per game playing for David Moyes’ underwhelming team. With the team relegated to the Championship and with clubs interested in Pickford, it was only a matter of time before he left.