In a recent report, Forza Roma has stated that Everton are planning to sign Robin Olsen from AS Roma permanently when his loan spell at Goodison Park expires at the end of this season. It has been revealed that there is no chance of the Swedish keeper remaining a Roma player with the Toffees ready to land him permanently in the summer (via Forza Roma).
Olsen’s Up And Down Loan Spell In English Football
The Malmo-born talent has served as a decent squad player for Carlo Ancelotti’s side this season but has still not managed to replace Jordan Pickford as Everton’s first-choice keeper. Olsen has appeared in nine matches for the Merseyside outfit this term, shipping in 15 goals and securing two clean sheets across all fronts.
The Swedish keeper is averaging 1.0 clearances and 6.8 long balls per game in this Premier League campaign. However, his ball-distribution has often let him down as he has completed only 66.9% of his attempted passes in the English first division (stats via whoscored).
The 31-year-old seems to be content playing a reserved role at the blue half of Merseyside at this stage of his playing career, so it makes sense for Everton to snap him up permanently from AS Roma in this off-season.
What Does The Swedish Keeper Add To Ancelotti’s Side?
Olsen boasts quick reflexes and can make some important saves for his team. He is a decent handler of the ball and can position himself ideally to put his foot through the ball and make a clearance when required. The 42-time Sweden international has transformed himself into a reliable number two goalkeeping option under the watchful eyes of Ancelotti. However, he is still not good enough to feature in top-flight football week in week out.
Everton Planning To Sign Olsen Permanently: Good Move For Everyone Involved?
With the Toffees now hoping to land Olsen permanently, it seems like the player can finally focus solely on his future at Merseyside and continue to improve on the field in the coming seasons. At 31, this could be the Swede’s last chance to play at the highest level before father time catches up with his game.
Everton will also benefit from having a capable deputy to Jordan Pickford, who has been a bit inconsistent at times with his performances this season. All in all, Olsen’s permanent transfer to Goodison Park will undeniably be a good move for everyone involved during the summer transfer window.