Transfer Focus: Everton move for Lossl will ensure Pickford doesn’t get too complacent

Everton have held talks with out-of-contract goalkeeper Jonas Lossl, as reported by The Daily Mail.

What’s the story?

With just Maarten Stekelenburg available as realistic cover for Jordan Pickford at Everton, it’s an area of the team that could do with strengthening this summer in order to stop the England international getting complacent.

The paper reckon the Toffees have already made their move to make the potential deal a reality, holding discussions about signing the Danish shot-stopper on a free transfer.

Solving squad problems with no fee required is never a bad strategy and in Lossl, Everton will be adding an experienced professional who knows what it takes to prepare and play regularly in the top-flight.

With a market value of £4.5m according to Transfermarkt, picking him on a free is definitely something of a bargain.

Didn’t the Terriers concede a lot of goals this season?

Yes, only Fulham conceded more goals than Lossl’s team in the English Premier League this season, but as most Huddersfield fans will tell you the 30-year-old was a model professional and good performer throughout his time at the club.

As The Mail point out, he made 149 saves in 31 league appearances this term, an average of almost five per match, so he knows what it means to keep busy between the sticks.

His exit from the club was met with plenty of well wishes and good lucks for the future on social media, with many supporters sad to see him decide to take up a new challenge elsewhere.

Remaining popular in a relegated team isn’t easy, so that bodes well for Everton fans if he decides to make the switch to Goodison Park.