Carlo Ancelotti reveals Everton’s interest in making Robin Olsen’s loan deal permanent in January… making Jordan Pickford’s position as No 1 increasingly uncertain
- Carlo Ancelotti revealed Everton want to make Robin Olsen’s loan permanent
- The deal would leave Jordan Pickford’s position as No 1 increasingly uncertain
- Olsen has impressed Ancelotti since he signed a season-long deal from Roma
- He was notably selected for their Carabao Cup quarter-final against Man United
Carlo Ancelotti has revealed Everton want to make Robin Olsen’s loan permanent – potentially in January – in a deal which would leave Jordan Pickford’s position as No 1 increasingly uncertain.
Olsen, 30, has impressed Ancelotti since he signed a season-long deal from Roma in October.
He was notably selected for their Carabao Cup quarter-final against Manchester United – the biggest game of Everton’s season so far.
Carlo Ancelotti (above) revealed Everton want to make Robin Olsen’s loan permanent
‘We are pleased to have him here,’ Ancelotti said ahead of the clash with West Ham.
‘He is a goalkeeper with experience so I think we are going to talk with him and his agent to find a solution for him to be here permanently. It can be for January or in June.
‘The games that he played he did well. He was comfortable, he was calm, he was quiet. I think he gives good support to Jordan also.’
Ancelotti believes keeping Olsen can spur Pickford on to new heights – as well as add depth to his squad.
Everton will also look to add new faces in the January window. As reported by Sportsmail, they are interested in Juventus midfielder Sami Khedira, who yesterday revealed he wants a Premier League move.
But Ancelotti knows that even new signings this month will not guarantee fourth-placed Everton a Champions League spot.
Olsen (above) has impressed Ancelotti since he signed a season-long deal from Roma
A permanent deal would leave Jordan Pickford’s (right) position as No 1 increasingly uncertain
‘To be in the top four will not depend on the transfer window,’ he said.
‘To be in the top four depends on the quality we are able to show in the second part of the season and that means also to try to avoid injury… we had out important players – (Lucas) Digne, Allan, Richarlison.
‘If we are able to recover well these players the squad is good enough to be in European position.’
He added: ‘We are pleased to be there but this doesn’t mean we are at the same level as these top teams.’
David Moyes returns to Goodison Park tonight with West Ham, who have played twice since Everton’s last match.
The Toffees’ clash with Manchester City earlier this week was called off after a coronavirus outbreak among Pep Guardiola’s squad.
Everton are interested in Juventus midfielder, Sami Khedira, as he wants to move to England
‘We understand, and will not be moaning in any way about any of the games because that’s the fixtures,’ Moyes said.
‘They didn’t stop the games when me and two players got Covid. They’ve chosen now this time that they will.
‘I thought you had to have 14 players (out).. The original point was to say that you would go into your academy and get the players, so I don’t know if those rules have changed, if it’s different or different situations.
‘I am not privy to the club so I can’t really comment on it but I can only tell you the rules which we were made aware of at the start about it.’
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