A number of Everton supporters have been reacting to the Toffees confirming the arrival of goalkeeper Robin Olsen from AS Roma on a season-long loan deal.
Everton have enjoyed a very promising start to the campaign, with the Toffees sitting on top of the Premier League table having won all four of their opening league fixtures. However, there have been question marks over the form of Jordan Pickford after the England number one endured a poor campaign last year, conceding an average of 1.5 goals per match, as per Sofascore.
The Toffees were in the market for a new keeper throughout the window and they were heavily linked with a late deadline day move for Manchester United’s Sergio Romero, but having been unable to secure a move for the Argentine stopper, they turned their attentions to bringing in Olsen from Roma.
Olsen endured a challenging first season at Roma after he joined the Italian side from F.C. Copenhagen in 2018, with the keeper conceding an average of 1.6 goals per game in his 27 Serie A appearances in 2018/19 (via Sofascore).
The 30-year-old, though, did re-find some form during a loan spell with Cagliari last season, where he averaged 4 saves per game and also helped his side record four clean sheets in his 17 appearances, as per Sofascore.
Some fans were keen to point out that Pickford needed someone challenging him to improve his form, while others are hoping he can prove them wrong and justify Carlo Ancelotti’s faith.
Disappointing but we left it late, Pickford is a shambles. Can't be much worse
— Luke (@LMaynard94) October 5, 2020
3rd choice at roma and you just know he was 3rd choice for us today but I get behind him he's blue for a year couple more games and he will be in for pickford and we can judge for ourselves romero would of been a great signing ramirez gone at least
— Ryan Kilby (@RyanKilby4) October 5, 2020
No nothing about him apart from hes a blue now wish him luck, hope to see some stellar performances and some solid competition for Pickford. Carlo and Marcel haven't let us down yet, I'm trusting them fully.
— Kieran (@Kieran89714221) October 6, 2020
Not Romero but happy with this,give Pickford a bit of urge to play better
— Aaron🥶 (@TopClassRichy) October 5, 2020
Carlo wouldn’t sign him if he wasn’t any good.
— mikewood25 (@mikewoo31972499) October 5, 2020
Trust my manager, great transfer window. Onwards, few big games to come.
— Blue Ghost ITK🇧🇷🇨🇴🇫🇷 (@BlueKeks) October 5, 2020
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