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Jonas Lossl: Everton sign the goalkeeping ‘scourge’ of Man Utd from Huddersfield

By Chris Smith

Published: 12:24, 24 May 2019

Everton have announced the signing of Danish goalkeeper Jonas Lossl, who will join the club on a free transfer on July 1.

The 30-year-old was a part of the Huddersfield Town side that were relegated from the Premier League last season but is expected to serve as competitive back-up to England international Jordan Pickford.

Everton sign scourge of Man Utd: Five things to know…

  1. Jonas Lossl will join Everton on a free transfer on July 1.
  2. The Danish stopper made 60 appearances in two seasons for Huddersfield Town.
  3. However, he couldn’t avoid relegation with the Terriers last season.
  4. But he did manage two assists against Man Utd, with no player providing more against the Red Devils since the start of 2017/18.
  5. This makes him one of just two goalkeepers to do provide two assists last term, alongside Ederson.

Lossl was also one of just two goalkeepers, alongside Man City’s Ederson, to provide two Premier League assists last season, both of which came against Manchester United.

Everton announced the news with a statement on their official website which read: “Goalkeeper Jonas Lössl will join Everton on 1 July, signing a three-year contract until the end of June 2022.

“The 30-year-old Denmark international has penned a pre-contract agreement with the Blues and will move to the Club when his deal with Huddersfield Town expires at the end of next month.

“Lössl made 31 Premier League appearances for the Terriers in 2018-19, having initially joined the Yorkshire club on loan from German side Mainz 05 the previous season.

“Lössl began his career in Denmark at FC Midtjylland before signing for Guingamp in June 2014, spending two seasons with the French team.”

Lossl made his senior debut for Denmark against Scotland in 2016 but is yet to make another appearance since.

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Silva plans to ‘attack the market’

With designs on breaking into the Premier League’s European places next season, Lossl is expected to be the first in a number of new faces to join Everton over the summer, with manager Marco Silva recently revealing his plans to ‘attack’ the transfer market.

“Not just Richarlison. One of the key [things] for us, to give a strong signal for us and our fans, is to keep the level we have,” he said.

“The starting point for us will be to keep the same level we have inside because just in this way we can start to improve.

“Keep the level and attack the market in the positions we should attack and improve our squad. In this way, step by step, we can improve as a team and challenge some of the other teams in the Premier League.

“For me, it is key to keep the same level and then be creative and smart also in the market to attack the right players for us.”