Date: 20th May 2019 at 12:18pm
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EXCLUSIVE

Danny Mills has hailed the imminent Everton signing of Huddersfield goalkeeper Jonas Lossl as an “excellent bit of business”.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the ex-England defender claimed it “definitely makes sense” for the Merseysiders to recruit the 30-year-old on a free transfer.

Football Insider reported on Friday that Everton were set to make Lossl their first summer signing after the relegated club announced he would be leaving the John Smith’s Stadium.

The Denmark international has agreed the terms of a deal that is set to be finalised in the coming days by the team that finished eighth in this season’s Premier League.

“That definitely makes sense,” Mills told Football Insider. “Getting Lossl on a free would be an excellent bit of business. He is available and experienced in the Premier League, so it’s a good deal.

‘Everton need someone to push Jordan Pickford, who is an exceptional goalkeeper but erratic as well. He needs competition for his place.

“He is a very good shot stopper and his distribution is good. But he can get a little bit emotional at times, and needs to calm down. Goalkeeping is all about assurance and stability.”

Lossl has accumulated from 72 appearances in two seasons at Huddersfield in addition to experience accumulated from extended spells at German club Mainz as well as Guingamp and FC Midtjylland in his native Denmark.

He could replace ex-Holland number one Maarten Stekelenburg, who joined from Fulham in 2016 but has only been a back-up and is about to enter the last year of his contract.

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