Some sources suggest that Everton are on the verge of a deal for Vitesse Arnhem goalkeeper Eloy Room.
They claim that Ronald Koeman will make Room his side's seventh senior signing of the summer as a direct replacement for the Blues' outgoing keeper, Joel Robles.
The Curaçao international has three years remaining on his current deal with Arnhem but reports in Holland claim that a move to Goodison Park is imminent.
Room made 33 appearances for the Eredivisie outfit last season as they went on to lift a first piece of major silveware in their history with the KNVB Cup.
According to Dutch website Soccer News, the 28-year-old will link up with international team mate Cuco Martina on Merseyside for a fee of just £1.35 million.
Reader Comments (17)
Note: the following content is not moderated or vetted by the site owners at the time of submission. Comments are the responsibility of the poster. Disclaimer
1 Posted 23/07/2017 at 18:15:11
2 Posted 23/07/2017 at 20:11:27
3 Posted 23/07/2017 at 21:23:26
4 Posted 23/07/2017 at 22:28:49
5 Posted 23/07/2017 at 22:40:00
6 Posted 23/07/2017 at 22:54:34
7 Posted 23/07/2017 at 23:00:56
8 Posted 23/07/2017 at 23:22:39
9 Posted 23/07/2017 at 23:28:45
As a No 2 we need someone competent who can shot stop and go for crosses. There is a strong chance he won't play all season.
10 Posted 24/07/2017 at 03:09:01
11 Posted 24/07/2017 at 04:48:46
Something in common with Kevin Sheedy's international career.
12 Posted 24/07/2017 at 13:59:58
Yes, I don't like my 'keepers to let goals in with a range of varied and innovative mistakes.
I'd rather they make the same mistake repeatedly throughout the season so I know what is coming...
13 Posted 24/07/2017 at 14:25:11
Okay, I'm going!
14 Posted 24/07/2017 at 15:11:04
15 Posted 31/07/2017 at 10:12:29
Even the best keepers in the world make mistakes but you don't see Neuer or Buffon being dropped for the next match. Their managers show faith in them, knowing that by doing so they are giving their keeper confidence to do their job.
If a keeper (and I was one, once), lives in fear of being dropped if he makes one mistake, there is then more chance of that mistake happening. Perhaps more than in any other position, it's important that the keeper is psychologically confident and feels able to do his job without fear.
Robles was on a very good run last season with some of the best stats in the Premier League until that mistake against West Ham. Koeman just couldn't wait to bring his mate Stekelenburg back in to his team. Result? Robles confidence shattered just when he probably believed he'd earned the right to be the #1 choice in goal.
16 Posted 03/08/2017 at 05:51:11
17 Posted 03/08/2017 at 05:58:29
Add Your Comments
In order to post a comment, you need to be logged in as a registered user of the site.
Or Sign up as a ToffeeWeb Member — it's free, takes just a few minutes and will allow you to post your comments on articles and Talking Points submissions across the site.