Robin Olsen: Everton sign Roma goalkeeper on season-long loan

Everton have signed Roma goalkeeper Robin Olsen on a season-long loan deal.

The 30-year-old joined Roma in 2018 after helping Sweden reach the quarter-finals of the World Cup, where they were eliminated by England.

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He moved to the Italian capital as a replacement for Allison, who had earlier joined Liverpool in a £67m deal and spent last season on loan at Cagliari with Pau Lopez being preferred in goal by Roma boss Paulo Fonseca.

His switch to Italy came following a successful two-and-a-half season spell in Denmark where he won back-to-back league and cup doubles with FC Copenhagen.

The 6ft 5in keeper had previously had a short stint in Greece with PAOK, having started his career in his homeland with clubs including Malmö FF, who he helped qualify for the Champions League group stages in 2014.

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The Swede will provide competition for Jordan Pickford, who has made a number of high-profile errors recently, and becomes Everton’s sixth signing of this transfer window.

Other completed deals this summer include young full-back Niels Nkounkou, midfielders Allan and Abdoulaye Doucoure, playmaker James Rodriguez and England Under-21 international centre-back Ben Godfrey.

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