Danny Mills has tipped Everton to complete the £5million signing of loan star Robin Olsen in January.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Connor Whitley, the former England defender revealed he has been left very impressed by the goalkeeper’s displays for the Toffees.
Football Insider understands Everton have opened talks over completing a deal this month for around £5million.
Carlo Ancelotti is keen to secure an agreement in January rather than waiting for the summer window.
The Sweden international has played three times for the Toffees since his temporary switch from Roma in October.
He has replaced first-choice Jordan Pickford for two Premier League games and last month’s Carabao Cup quarter-final with Manchester United.
Asked by Football Insider whether Olsen’s performances had proven he is worth £5million, Mills said: “Without a doubt.
“I think he’s a very able deputy, a very, very good back up option.
“Being a goalkeeper is unique enough, but to be content being a second-choice goalkeeper is a very specific skill because you know you’re very rarely going to play but you have to train flat out all the time and be ready at a moments notice and it literally is a moments notice – look at Darren Randolph.
“It’s a doubly unique position to be a number two goalkeeper.
“Mentally you need to be very, very strong to be one of those.
“£5million in this current climate of modern-day transfer fees is next to nothing.”
Olsen has kept one clean sheet for the Merseyside outfit since his move last year in their 1-0 victory over Leicester City in December.
The 30-year-old conceded twice against Newcastle United in the league and twice against Man Utd in the Carabao Cup.