Everton have opened talks with Championship side Bournemouth over the possible signing of Asmir Begovic, according to Fabrizio Romano.
Begovic actually still has a year remaining on his contract at the Vitality Stadium but could move to Merseyside on a free transfer.
The Bosnian would pen a two-year deal and provide cover and competition for Jordan Pickford.
Robin Olsen occupied that role in the squad last season but he’s now returned to AS Roma at the end of his loan spell.
The ‘final decision’ on the transfer will rest with new manager Rafael Benitez, Romano adds.
Begovic would be a vastly experienced deputy for Everton
Begovic, now 34, has played in excess of 250 Premier League games during his career, racking up 63 clean sheets in that time (via Transfermarkt).
Back in 2015, Chelsea paid £8million to sign him after he caught the eye at Stoke City.
Last season he helped Bournemouth reach the play-offs, where they were beaten by Brentford.
Fan feed The Toffee Blues shared Romano’s report, and here’s what supporters made of it.
These Everton fans unimpressed by Begovic news
“I would rather have Virginia as back up, he did ok against City in the cup”
“Would rather have Sergio Romero”
“Brands mustn’t have seen the championship playoff game, played like an angry teenager who had their xbox taken off them.”
“From Olsen as back up to this, the new manager won’t see Halloween.”
“He’s well past his best”
In other news, fans were much happier with this transfer update.
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