Farhad Moshiri must boot Jonas Lossl out of Goodison Park immediately amid reports that Inter Miami are in talks to sign the forgotten Everton goalkeeper.
According to the Miami Herald, confirming reports by Tipsbladet, David Beckham’s Major League Soccer franchise are in the market for a host of new players ahead of the 2021 season as the England icon looks to take a more active role in the club’s football operations.
Miami opted against taking up their option to extend starting shot-stopper Luis Robles’ contract at the end of last season after their captain lost his role following a broken arm, while John McCarthy kept only one clean sheet in nine games after taking over the role.
Lossl is believed to be looking for a move away from Everton in 2021 after failing to establish himself at Goodison Park, with the 31-year-old still yet to make his debut one-and-a-half-years after joining the club as a free agent.
The one-cap Denmark international hopes a transfer away from Merseyside will aid his efforts to secure a role in his nation’s European Championship squad for this summer’s postponed tournament, having been an unused substitute in nine fixtures this term.
Olympique de Marseille are also believed to be in discussions with Lossl and his representatives, as the Ligue 1 side see the £28,000-per-week ‘keeper in a positive light following his successful years with Guingamp before joining Huddersfield Town.
Lossl faced an uphill struggle to emerge as Everton’s first-choice goalkeeper following his return to Goodison Park in the summer, having seen Carlo Ancelotti hire AS Roma’s Robin Olsen on loan to understudy for Jordan Pickford and he now seeking a permanent deal for the Sweden international.
Olsen is clearly ahead of Lossl in Ancelotti’s thinking, with the Italian having called on the 30-year-old to feature on three occasions thus far, while Marco Silva’s goalkeeper signing continues to watch the action only from the bench or from outside of the match day squads.
Moshiri must see Lossl’s position, and the emerging interest, as a chance to recoup some of the cash Everton spent to bring the 6 ft 4 shot-stopper to Goodison Park in 2019, having so far seen the £1.5m spent on wages be totally wasted as he hasn’t even seen a second of action.
Ancelotti is unlikely to change that anytime soon, either, despite having an FA Cup tie at home to Championship strugglers Rotherham United to come this weekend as he is loath to hand out minutes without due cause.
“My desire was to give opportunities also to Lossl and [Joao] Virginia because they are good goalkeepers and training professionally but, unfortunately, I cannot do what I want sometimes,” the former Chelsea boss said, via quotes by the Liverpool Echo, last month.
Lossl is under contract at Goodison Park for a further year-and-a-half so will only continue to bleed Moshiri dry if a deal is not secured while interest is high and while the goalkeeper is eager to leave to secure his role in Denmark’s Euro 2020 squad.