Robin Olsen has been a reasonably reliable back-up for Jordan Pickford this season, as he’s spent the campaign at Goodison Park on loan from AS Roma.
The 31-year-old hasn’t really challenged Everton’s first choice as much as some will have hoped, yet he’s a decent option to have should Carlo Ancelotti want to continue with the current goalkeeper situation at the Toffees.
When Roma sent the Sweden international to the Premier League on loan it was with the clear intention of him not returning. Several reports in Italy over the weekend have made that clear, and stated that should Everton decide not to make the move permanent then Olsen will be sold elsewhere.
Il Romanista explained Roma hope Everton will pay ‘at least’ €5-6m and take Olsen for the longer term. They have their own goalkeeping concerns and would like that money to be invested elsewhere.
One option is Wolves’ Rui Patricio, however, it would take some convincing to get him to turn his back on his current club. Roma will hope that good connections with Jorge Mendes would help, facilitated by their manager-in-waiting Jose Mourinho.