Last summer, Everton and England star Jordan Pickford was the goalkeeper on everyone’s lips. After a stunning season and World Cup campaign, Pickford was tipped for big things in 2018/19.
But he blew hot and cold all season. On occasions, Pickford made Everton’s goal impenetrable. However, he was also guilty for several costly errors, prompting Everton fans to call for him to be dropped.
If Everton had an adequate back-up goalkeeper, then Pickford would have been held to account. Everton need two quality stoppers to ensure no-one drifts out of form.
But Maarten Stekelenburg was only a bench option and was never a realistic replacement for Pickford. And Joao Virginia’s lack of experience made him an unlikely option too.
However, the Toffees have been linked with Jonas Lossl recently (Foot Mercato). The 30-year-old’s Huddersfield Town contract is expiring, meaning he will be available on a free transfer.
Lossl was one of Huddersfield’s few consistent players in a dire season. The Terriers are Championship-bound but it looks like Lossl will remain in the Premier League.
If the Denmark international arrives at Goodison Park, that means Everton have two Premier League starting quality goalkeepers on their books.
Lossl would probably start off as Pickford’s deputy. But Pickford would not be able to suffer the same dip in form without being dropped next season.