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Everton announce signing of new backup goalkeeper

Former Huddersfield keeper becomes Toffees first signing of the summer

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Much like last season, it appears Marcel Brands and the rest of Toffees front office are wasting no time getting involved in the transfer market.

On Friday morning Everton announced via twitter that Jonas Loessl will be joining the Toffees effective July 1st.

With an expiring contract, Loessl seemed destined to exit a Terriers side that suffered early relegation from the Premier League. A talented shot stopper, Loessl will be an experienced, yet still near his prime, backup for Jordan Pickford.

It would not be surprising to see Loessl given the opportunity to play in at least one cup competition, a duty Marco Silva seemed weary to give to either Maarten Steckelenburg or Joa Virginia.

Speaking of the other Toffees keepers, it would appear both of their fortunes have turned.

Loessl’s signing almost certainly spells the end of the line for Steckelenburg in a Toffees kit, unless Everton want to pay a World Cup finalist to be their third stringer, which I highly doubt.

Virginia on the other hand, will also most likely exit Goodison, but only on loan.

With Loessl on board, the young Portuguese keeper will be looking for playing time and I forsee a loan to either a Championship or League One side in his future.

Whatever happens, it appears the Toffees have identified their targets and are wasting no time in the transfer market.

Is Loessl a good signing? Sad to see Stekelenburg leave? Have predictions on who the Toffees sign next? Let us know in the comments below!