Jordan Pickford talks about THAT £30m transfer fee and why Everton switch went through so quickly

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England Under-21 goalkeeper Jordan Pickford has dismissed the pressure over his £30million price tag to refocus on Euro 2017.

The 23-year-old became the world's third most expensive shot-stopper when he completed his move to Everton from Sunderland on Thursday.

He capped a stunning week with a penalty save in the Young Lions' opening 0-0 draw with Sweden at Euro 2017 in Poland on Friday.

Pickford is also now the most expensive British goalkeeper but insisted his record-breaking fee will not faze him.

He said: "It's just a number isn't it? It's my job to be a goalkeeper and keep the ball out of the net and that's what I've done. I've kept a clean sheet. It's just a number, it doesn't affect me.

"I got the deal out of the way and over the line so I could focus on the Euros. I didn't know too much about it until I came out here but got that done so I could focus on trying to win the Euros.

"When I heard about it and they said they were sorting the medical so it could go through, it's nice to get it out of the way."

Pickford, who suffered relegation from the Premier League with Sunderland last season, was also due to speak to Everton boss Ronald Koeman for the first time yesterday after his heroics the previous night.

"I've never spoken to him before. My agent did all the stuff. I'm just a lad who likes playing football. I'm not bothered about anything else," said the goalkeeper, who had a medical in Poland on Wednesday.

"He text me wishing me good luck. I was a bit too young to see him as a player but I heard he was a free-kick specialist and that he still takes them.

"I've heard he's a top manager and it will be good to learn under him at Everton. It's been a big couple of days but I'll focus on that when I get back."