Joel Robles discusses how he would feel if Everton signed a goalkeeper this summer

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The Spaniard, currently the Toffees' uncontested number one, says the club must replace the departing Tim Howard in the transfer window.

Everton goalkeeper Joel Robles has insisted that he would not be concerned for his position if the club signed a new goalkeeper in the summer and said it would be the "normal" thing for the club to do, as quoted by the Liverpool Echo.

Robles is finally enjoying an extended run as Roberto Martinez's first-choice between the posts at Goodison Park after taking two-and-a-half years to usurp long-time number one Tim Howard.

Since taking over as first choice at the end of January, the 25-year-old has kept five clean sheets in his last 10 matches in all competitions and generally looks a safe pair of hands for Martinez's side.

With Tim Howard's departure to MLS side Colorado Rapids at the end of the season already confirmed, Robles' position is virtually uncontested with only he and a number of reserve and academy goalkeepers set to be at the club after Howard's exit.

However, Robles has admitted that it would be the "normal" thing for Martinez to bring in a replacement for the veteran American, and even though he is, naturally, desperate to hang on to his first-choice status he accepted that the club will likely look to bring in some more competition.

The former Wigan Athletic man said, as quoted by the Liverpool Echo: "It's normal to sign a new goalkeeper because Tim is leaving.

"The most important thing for me now is to take things game by game. I play against United, keep my level and try and help my team and that's it."

Robles has generally been consistent since forcing his way into the Everton side, but he was unable to prevent the Merseyside club slipping to a 1-0 defeat to Manchester United at Old Trafford on Sunday.

That is a third loss in a row for Martinez's side and leaves any chance they may have been holding onto of qualification for Europe via the league in tatters, with the gap between them and a guaranteed Europa League spot now 13 points.

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