Report: Everton want £10m-valued goalkeeper Loris Karius to replace Tim Howard

Everton are reportedly looking to land Mainz stopper Loris Karius as Tim Howard's replacement.

According to a report from The Mirror, Everton have lined up Mainz goalkeeper Loris Karius as the man to replace Tim Howard this summer.

Long-serving goalkeeper Howard will leave the club this summer in order to return to his native United States, joining Colorado Rapids on a free transfer when his Everton contract expires.

Howard has lost his place in the Everton team to Joel Robles anyway, but his departure means that manager Roberto Martinez must look to find a replacement - possibly somebody to supplant Robles as the first choice goalkeeper at Goodison Park.

Now, The Mirror report that Everton are plotting a summer move for Mainz goalkeeper Loris Karius, who has emerged as one of the top young players in German football.

The 22-year-old shot stopper may be known by some for playing in the Manchester City reserves between 2009 and 2011, before heading back to his native Germany with Mainz.

Now with almost 100 league appearances to his name, Karius has proved himself as a superb goalkeeper, with many suggesting he has been one of the finest goalkeepers in the Bundesliga this season - some claim given that he's going up against the likes of Manuel Neuer, Bernd Leno, Yann Sommer and Timo Horn.

Karius could now be offered a return to English football with Everton, who allegedly want him in a deal which could cost up to £10m this summer - a fee which would suggest he is being eyed as Everton's first choice stopper, rather than a backup to Robles.

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