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The season isn’t yet over - but the summer transfers have already begun

Everton FC v Atalanta - UEFA Europa League Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images

Spanish side Getafe have agreed to a deal to sign Everton goalkeeper Joel Robles at the end of the season.

That is according to a report in Spanish paper Diario AS and subsequently published on the Football Espana website.

The news will come as little surprise to Evertonians given Robles has found himself firmly behind Jordan Pickford this season.

The Spaniard has made just two appearances this campaign - both in the Europa League - and reportedly came close to joining Deportivo in January.

The 27-year-old was one of Roberto Martinez’s first signings as Everton manager, following him from Wigan in the summer of 2013.

Robles has largely operated as back-up since, first to Tim Howard and now Pickford, though he did enjoy a regular run in the side last season under Ronald Koeman, making 21 appearances in all competitions.

However, he is unlikely to move ahead of Pickford anytime soon, so a move back to Spain is probably best for all concerned.