Danny Mills claims Everton would be “daft” not to consider signing a new goalkeeper with reports linking the club with a move for Manchester United’s Sergio Romero.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, the former Leeds and Manchester City defender suggests Carlo Ancelotti will want an able deputy for Jordan Pickford if his poor form continues.

The Times claim that the Toffees have made contact with intermediaries to discuss a potential deal for Romero, 33, to provide competition for Pickford.

Romero has dropped down the pecking order at Old Trafford after Dean Henderson returned from a successful loan spell at Sheffield United and is said to be interest in a move to Goodison Park.

The Argentina international, who has one year left on his contract at United, has been capped 96 times by his country.

When asked by Football Insider if Romero is needed on Merseyside given Pickford recent blunders, Mills said: “I would certainly want a backup option if I was Carlo Ancelotti.

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“If Pickford’s current form goes on for a long period of time then Ancelotti will want an option so that he can change it.

“The coaching staff will be working at it and Pickford will do his very best to make sure that the form picks up. He will be working with the goalkeeping coaches, the psychologists but it does not always work. If it does not – what is next? Ancelotti would be daft not to think about that position given the current situation.

“However, Romero may well be happy with his role as number three at Manchester United. He is clearly not pushed to place first team football so he may be happy with his lifestyle and contract.”

In other Everton news, Danny Mills claims star player will be ‘seriously considering’ Goodison exit after big transfer update.