Jonas Lossl has insisted that his move to Everton is not solely financially motivated. The Danish stopper joined the Merseyside club this summer on a free transfer following on from Huddersfield Town’s relegation from the Premier League.
However, with Jordan Pickford the clear number one stopper, it was put to him by Tipsbladet in his homeland that he may have made the move for financial reasons, rather than sporting.
The player made it abundantly clear that whilst he was happy with the monetary aspects of the move he also decided to join Everton for sporting reasons.
“Of course, I’ve got a good package to get here. Family-wise it suits me well, and financially it suits me well.
“The main thing is that I can see some perspectives purely sporting. I understand from the outside that you think it’s a change for money. But I would not have moved here if I did not have faith that I could succeed. I would like to make that very clear.”
It is easy to understand why the media in Denmark might be critical of Lossl’s move.
The goalkeeper has very little chance of playing first-team football with Pickford in front of him. He could have surely gone and played regular first-team football elsewhere for less money but instead decided to join Everton and act as the back-up for the England international.
But what cannot be underestimated is that Everton remain a big club and with Marco Silva and Marcel Brands behind the scenes there is a vision to be sold that Lossl has clearly bought into.
Hopefully, the Danish stopper can play his role in taking Everton to the next level.