View: Robin Olsen to leave Everton in summer after Carlo Ancelotti exit
Everton have started planning for life without Carlo Ancelotti already, only a matter of days after the Italian left.
With no manager currently at the helm at Goodison Park, it is hard to know who is now making the decisions, but big moves have already been made.
Sky Sports’ Alan Myers has already shared a squad update, with Mo Besic, Yannick Bolasie, Theo Walcott, Josh King and Robin Olsen all set to leave.
Besic, Bolasie,Walcott, King and Olsen we’ll all leave Everton this summer
— Alan Myers (@ALANMYERSMEDIA) June 4, 2021
Olsen is a disappointing one.
The Swede was the perfect back-up for Jordan Pickford and was solid in goal when called upon during the England international’s injuries in the past year.
It was reported by Phillip Kirkbride of the Liverpool Echo recently that Ancelotti had set his sights on making Olsen’s move a permanent one, and had met with Marcel Brands before his abrupt exit.
After his house was broken into in Merseyside midway through last season though, it was likely that Olsen wasn’t comfortable sticking in the same area.
It is interesting that Ancelotti was “set” on signing Olsen, but as soon as the manager left, the move appears to have collapsed.
The Swede is likely to want to chance his luck under Jose Mourinho at Roma now that his loan in Merseyside has finished.
We probably won’t have the big-name manager to compete with the likes of Mourinho, and that could have a big effect on the rest of our transfer plans.
It will be hard to find another goalkeeper who is going to push Pickford as Olsen did, and one of our younger options could be about to earn a permanent promotion to the first team.
All eyes are on Joao Virginia next season, especially if something was to happen to Pickford again, with his injury potentially a risk at the upcoming EUROs.
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