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Could Euro 2016’s Top Goalie be in Everton’s plans?

Blues reportedly interested in Rui Patricio

Portugal v Wales - Semi Final: UEFA Euro 2016 Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images

According to The Sun, Everton has interest in Euro 2016 goalkeeper of the tourney Rui Patricio. Helping lead Portugal to the tournament win was a huge show for the Sporting Lisbon player and could potentially bring a nice pay day to Sporting if they decide to sell him.

Patricio has played his entire career with Sporting and at only 28 he is a great age for a keeper signing. The reports say Everton are looking at him as a £6 million player, but after that performance and his spot as the number one keeper with Sporting I’d expect the cost to be greater than £10 million. Not to ignore that his current contract runs through 2022, so no reason for Sporting to let him go cheap.

This would be a solid pairing with recently signed Southampton arrival Maarten Stekelenburg who will surely be the second keeper behind whoever Ronald Koeman brings in during this window. This also means Joel Robles is also likely to be on his way out this transfer window as well.

There are still rumors Chelsea would like to move Asmir Begovic and open a spot to sign Diego Lopez from AC Milan, but perhaps Everton would like to pressure Chelsea into a better deal or now view Patricio as a better option, as I would.