Carlo Ancelotti meets with Marcel Brands, Everton set on Robin Olsen signing - Journalist
Carlo Ancelotti has sat down for a meeting with Marcel Brands this week over plans to sign a new goalkeeper for Everton.
Reliable journalist Phillip Kirkbride has shared that the main priority for the Italian remains to extend the deal of Robin Olsen who was at Goodison Park from Roma.
Jordan Pickford will remain the number one, but the Swede provided some crucial saves in the wins over the likes of Leeds last season.
Writing in a Q&A for the Liverpool Echo, Kirkbride made it clear which keeper would be a priority ahead of the next season.
“Carlo is set, it seems, on signing Robin Olsen and was planning to talk about that situation with Marcel Brands yesterday/today,” he wrote.
“Would seem sensible for Joao Virginia to go out on loan but not 100% sure if that is the plan yet. If that were to happen, then Harry Tyrer could be promoted into the first-team set-up on a more permanent basis.”
After spending a year in Merseyside as back-up to Pickford, Olsen will know what he is getting himself into if he was to make the switch.
The Swede has integrated into the group well and will get chances in the cup competitions and when injuries happen, which they did last season.
Roma and Jose Mourinho could be set for a different route heading into next season, and it could open the door perfectly for us to make that move.
Olsen would clearly relish the chance to work with Ancelotti again, who is pushing hard to make it happen ahead of the new Premier League season.
Brands has been told, and now he must make it happen.