Report: Club's director in talks with Everton over loan deal for 'great' ace
Roma general director Tiago Pinto is trying to renew Robin Olsen’s loan with Everton, according to Tuttomercatoweb.
The report goes on to claim that should he not complete another loan move to the Blues, he would return to Rome ‘only to pass through’.
With his contract in the Italian capital running out in 2023, a loan move away could be used as a way of boosting his value should Roma want to sell the ace, according to Sport Witness.
Olsen, who was described as ‘great’ by Allison, signed for the Goodison Park outfit during last summer’s transfer window with a view to offering competition to then under-pressure number one Jordan Pickford.
He made a bigger impact than first thought, featuring in 11 games across all competitions, even replacing the former Sunderland man as the number one for a short period of time.
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This summer’s transfer market provides Everton with many, many challenges.
Speaking earlier on in the month, Carlo Ancelotti called on players who didn’t want to be at the club to leave at the end of the season. It seemed as though the Italian hinted towards a mass overhaul of the current first-team squad after the club’s end of season collapse.
After the win away to Arsenal, the Merseysiders were sat on 52 points just three off fourth-placed Liverpool. However, the side won just two of their final six league games, leaving them finishing 10th and without European football.
Dominic Calvert-Lewin finished nine goals ahead of the nearest teammate, making another attacker a target this summer. Meanwhile, the fitness issues surrounding players like Yerry Mina and James Rodriguez means there needs to be more depth signings.
An extension to Olsen’s loan makes all these transfers possible due to the ease of bringing in an experienced number two to challenge Pickford.
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