Following the rumours that Everton could be having a look at Alex Meret from Napoli, the idea of the Toffees getting a new first-choice goalkeeper in isn’t that crazy.
After all, Jordan Pickford has had his ups and downs, and there have been a few moments where it’s felt Carlo Ancelotti’s side might need someone more consistent to go up that extra level needed to fully fight for a top four spot.
Meret, who is still young but also talented, could perhaps do that, but the arrival of a more experienced goalkeeper makes more sense, like Wojciech Szczesny.
The Poland international is currently at Juventus, where he has been for the past four years, but amid an upcoming revolution of the squad, Tuttosport, relayed by TuttoMercatoWeb, state he could be on the chopping block as the Serie A side look at Gianluigi Donnarumma.
It’s explained a couple of Premier League clubs, including Everton, via intermediaries, ‘have already tested the ground’ to understand how interested Szczesny would be to return to the Premier League.
The big issue here is that the 31-year-old is happy in Turin and doesn’t feel ‘the imperative need to change in the slightest’.
That being said, an exit isn’t entirely ruled out if Juventus make it clear they want him gone, which could happen if they manage to lure Donnarumma on a free.
There’s a small opening there for Everton, and it could be up to Marcel Brands, and maybe even Ancelotti, to wedge his foot in the door to make sure it doesn’t shut entirely.