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Jun 17

The transfer hunters: how Premier League scouting set-ups compare

As the transfer season hots up, we look at the recruitment structures at the 20 clubs who will be playing in the 2017-18 top flight

Arsenal’s chief scout is one of the club’s longest-serving employees. Steve Rowley’s reputation was forged when he spotted an 11-year-old Tony Adams while scouting part-time. Rowley went full-time when George Graham was Arsenal manager, and was promoted to chief scout when Arsène Wenger arrived in 1996. He heads a global team and the scouting department has been influenced by the data analytics company StatDNA that Arsenal bought a few years ago with a nod to the Moneyball principles that had been successful in the US. Arsenal’s scouting is under scrutiny with last summer’s main arrivals – Shkodran Mustafi, Granit Xhaka and Lucas Pérez – all enduring difficult periods in their first Premier League campaigns. Amy Lawrence

Related: How computer analysts took over at Britain’s top football clubs

Related: What do scouts look for in young players – and why are they not more venerated?

Related: Football Manager 2017: the game made by 1,300 scouts in 51 countries

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Jun 15

Everton kick off spending spree with record signing of Jordan Pickford

• Fee could hit £30m and makes Pickford third most expensive keeper ever
• Ajax’s Davy Klaassen could be next arrival of busy summer at Everton

Everton have launched what promises to be the biggest spending spree in the club’s history by signing Jordan Pickford from Sunderland for a record fee which could rise to £30m.

The goalkeeper signed a five-year contract on Thursday after Everton moved swiftly to secure their first-choice option for the manager, Ronald Koeman. A £25m fee which is expected to reach £30m was agreed with Sunderland, representing a record sum for Everton and making Pickford Britain’s most expensive keeper, before the 23-year-old passed a medical on Wednesday.

Related: Harry Maguire completes Leicester City transfer from Hull

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/jun/15/jordan-pickford-everton-sunderland-transfer-signs

Jun 14

Blues Start Against Stoke At Home

Everton will kick-off the 2017/18 Premier League season with a home fixture against Stoke City. The Potters will visit Goodison Park on the opening day of the campaign on Saturday 12 August. Everton’s…

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Jun 14

Koeman's First Year: What We've Learned

Sat in the luscious gardens of a Portuguese hotel, sun-kissed forearms resting on his chair, Ronald Koeman looked relaxed. Totally at ease. Happy. It was 14 June 2016. His first day as Everton manager…

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Jun 13

Everton ta dauki mai tsaron raga Pickford

Kungiyar Everton ta cimma yarjejeniyar daukar mai tsaron ragar Sunderland, Jordan Pickford kan kudi fam miliyan 30.

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Jun 13

Story Of His Season: Ashley Williams

“I’m a defender. That’s what I get paid to do – stop the ball going in the net.” For an Everton defence that had shipped 55 goals during their 2015-16 campaign, Ashley Williams was exactly what the ba…

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Jun 13

How Everton Guided World Cup Winners

On Sunday morning, in the South Korean city of Suwon, five Everton players lifted the Under-20 World Cup. Three of them had come all the way through the Blues’ famed Academy; two had been brought in t…

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Jun 13

Pre-Season Notice

Contrary to previous reports and speculation, Everton can once again confirm that no game will take place vs FC Groningen on 22 July 2017. The two Clubs had discussed the possibility of a fixture, but…

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Jun 13

Everton in talks with Sunderland over £30m deal for Jordan Pickford

• Merseyside club agree deal in principle to sign 23-year-old
• Fee would make Pickford Britain’s most expensive goalkeeper

Everton are in advanced talks with Sunderland over a deal for Jordan Pickford and willing to meet the £30m asking price to land the England Under-21 goalkeeper.

The Goodison Park club registered their interest in the 23-year-old shortly after Sunderland were relegated from the Premier League but their initial valuation was rejected.

Related: Jordan Pickford: ‘I was a young lad thrown in at the deep end but I felt ready’

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/jun/13/everton-in-advanced-talks-with-sunderland-over-deal-for-jordan-pickford

Jun 13

How Influential Blues Led England To World Cup Glory

Dominic Calvert-Lewin deservedly won the headlines for his World Cup-winning goal against Venezuela – but that was just the closing chapter of a proud story about how five Blues led England Under-20s …

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