Everton want former Man United stopper to replace Howard

Everton have one eye on former Manchester United goalkeeper Pierluigi Gollini, with ESPN claiming that the Toffees want the Italian youngster to replace Tim Howard.

The Goodison Park club are expected to bring a new custodian to the club this summer, with the veteran American’s tenure at Goodison Park thought to be coming to an end.

Although Joel Robles has proven himself as able, Everton are thought to want another stopper to bolster their options.

Gollini is a former Manchester United youth player and was on the Red Devils’ books for two years from 2012 to 2014.

The 21-year-old now plays for Italian side Hellas Verona and was a shining light for the club despite relegation to Serie B.

Gollini has a venerable reputation in his homeland and is expected to make a move this summer following his side’s relegation.

The report suggests that Everton have Napoli as rivals for the former Italy under-19 international’s signature.