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Everton eye Sergio Romero as competition for Jordan Pickford

Everton could soon have genuine competition for that number one spot if fresh reports are to be believed…

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According to the Mirror, Toffees boss Carlo Ancelotti wants to add Manchester United outcast Sergio Romero to his squad to put added pressure on current first-choice Jordan Pickford.

It’s claimed that the England international failed to impress Ancelotti during spells last season with several costly mistakes falling at his feet.

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Romero has fallen down the pecking order at Old Trafford after returning loan star Dean Henderson was handed a bumper six-year extension.

Pickford was signed by Ronald Koeman back in the summer of 2017 for a record £30m fee and has gone on to feature 129 times,

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It’s indeed true that the Everton shot-stopper made several mistakes between the sticks last season, which hasn’t gone down well with the Goodison Park faithful very often as you can see here.

But he does appear to be rather comfortable in the position considering the only alternative was a 37-year-old Maarten Stekelenburg with Jonas Lossl out on loan to Huddersfield Town.

Romero is a top-class goalkeeper who merely has two outstanding options in front of him in David de Gea and now Henderson, so the Toffees could be getting quite the bargain.

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This is reinforced by the 96-cap Argentina regular receiving praise from teammates as well as his boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer – after a win versus West Ham, he said: “He was brilliant again, he normally is. Top professional, top human being. And the goalkeeping situation is great because you have competition. We have two of the best keepers in the world and it’s great for me, and we want that in every single position.”

Whilst Eric Bailly believes the 33-year-old is an “immense talent”.

It remains to be seen how much Romero could cost the Merseysiders, although he’s valued at just over £2.5m by Transfermarkt and is only on £70k-per-week.

AND in other news, Everton set for £13.5m bargain with target Brands believes is “perfect”…

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