Signing Jonas Lossl would be an excellent piece of business for Everton to conduct this summer.
According to a report by Foot Mercato, the Huddersfield Town goalkeeper was understood to be having a medical at Finch Farm on Friday and could be days away from signing a two-year contract.
The 30-year-old would be available on a free transfer as he has decided to leave the Terriers following their relegation to the Championship, although that was not entirely down to the shot-stopper.
And, what is their loss will be Everton’s gain.
Obviously, Jordan Pickford is the number one choice at Goodison Park and it is highly unlikely that Lossl would replace the England international in between the sticks. If he were, then something must have gone seriously wrong somewhere.
However, the young ‘keeper has got complacent at times and, in truth, has not had much competition to make him doubt himself and prove that he deserves to be the Toffees’ number one.
Let’s face it; Maarten Stekelenburg is not the same goalkeeper he was a number of years ago and is far too old to be providing the likes of Pickford any quality competition for his place in the first-team.
Joao Virginia is highly-rated, however, he is not quite ready to be challenging for the place in Marco Silva’s side and could benefit from playing football elsewhere temporarily to get him up to scratch.
This is where the addition of Lossl becomes an excellent piece of business. The Dane already knows the Premier League and what it demands from an individual.
He is still at a relatively young age for a goalkeeper, making him a more attractive option to Stekelenburg and Virginia at this moment in time, whilst he also has traits that are better than Pickford.
For example, Lossl shows a better command of his area than the England international, whilst his distribution can be better than the current Everton man (Royal Blue Mersey).
And, the fact that he is available for nothing makes it a relatively low-risk deal that has the potential to produce rather huge rewards.
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