“Begovic is an experienced goalkeeper, very good number 2 and he won’t let anybody down if he comes in, so I think that would be a shrewd signing.”
Begovic’s Impressive Loan Spell At The Vitality Stadium
The 34-year-old had a solid campaign while on loan at Bournemouth as he produced a handful of solid displays for them in between the sticks. Begovic made 51 appearances for the Cherries last season, conceding 51 goals and securing 18 clean sheets across all competitions.
The Trebinje-born shot-stopper performed well to average 0.9 clearances and 4.1 long balls per game in the 2020-21 EFL Championship. However, he was a bit sloppy when distributing the ball from the back after completing 67.8% of his attempted passes in the English second division (stats via whoscored).
Begovic has a wealth of experience in Premier League football and could serve as a solid number two goalkeeping option under the tutelage of Rafael Benitez next season. Hence, Campbell might be right in claiming that the Bosnia-Herzegovina keeper would be ‘a shrewd signing’ for the Toffees ahead of the new campaign.
Will Begovic Be A Good Signing For Everton This Summer?
Begovic can still be a solid goalkeeper at the highest level as he has got decent reflexes that help him pull off some important saves at the back. He is proficient at making quick dives to deny the opposition a goal. The 63-time Bosnia-Herzegovina international is not afraid to put his foot through the ball when needed and can be a good handler of the ball when coming out to collect crosses and loose balls inside his penalty box.
The experienced custodian can be a safe pair of hands for Benitez to call upon when Jordan Pickford becomes unavailable for selection next season. Begovic is even good enough to rival Pickford for the right to start in Everton’s first team. Hence, he could turn out to be a decent signing by Benitez as long as the Spanish tactician can get the best out of him at the blue half of Merseyside.
At 34, Begovic might still have a few good years left in him, so we can expect him to be a useful member of the Toffees squad in the upcoming Premier League campaign. The former Portsmouth talent can expect to be a prominent feature for Everton in the domestic cup competitions which is precisely what Benitez needed before the start of the new season.
- Hause Gets 7.5, Young With 5 | Aston Villa Players Rated In Tough Loss Vs Chelsea - September 22, 2021
- James Gets 9, Kepa With 7.5 | Chelsea Players Rated In Hard-Fought Win Vs Aston Villa - September 22, 2021
- Mills Labels This Newcastle United Forward’s Injury Absence As Big Blow: Can Bruce Cope Without Him? - September 22, 2021
more recommended stories
Everton Outcast In Talks Over A Move To Qatar: Why Benitez Needs To Cut Him Loose
In a recent report, Sky Sports.
Gordon To Start, Townsend On The Bench | 4-4-2 Everton Predicted Lineup Vs Queens Park Rangers
Everton will clash heads with Queens.
Townsend Gets 7.5, Godfrey With 5 | Everton Players Rated In Their Defeat Against Aston Villa
Everton were expecting a tricky test.
Cash Gets 8.5, Mings With 8 | Aston Villa Players Rated In Impressive Win Vs Everton
Aston Villa welcomed Everton at Villa.
Martinez And Buendia To Return | 4-4-2 Aston Villa Predicted Lineup Vs Everton
Aston Villa will play hosts to.
Andre Gomes To Return, Godfrey On The Bench | 4-3-3 Everton Predicted Lineup Vs Aston Villa
Everton will clash heads with Aston.
Premier League Club Are No More Keen On This Rangers Sensation: Massive Boost For The Gers?
If a report from the Scottish.
Everton Showing Interest In This Talented Full-Back In January: One For The Future?
In a recent report, The Sun.
Townsend Gets 8.5, Keane With 8 | Everton Players Rated In Impressive Win Vs Burnley
Everton welcomed Burnley at Goodison Park.
Will Calvert-Lewin Lead The Line For The Toffees? | 4-4-2 Everton Predicted Lineup Vs Burnley
Everton entertained Burnley at Goodison Park.