Report: Everton plotting move to sign Pierluigi Gollini as Howard's replacement

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Everton are reportedly keen on Hellas Verona's former Manchester United goalkeeper Pierluigi Gollini.

According to a report from ESPN, Everton are keen on Hellas Verona goalkeeper Pierluigi Gollini - who was once on the books at Manchester United.

The Toffees have known for some time now that long-serving goalkeeper Tim Howard was leaving the club for a return to the United States this summer, with the veteran stopper heading to Colorado Rapids.

Howard played his final game for the club against Norwich City on Sunday afternoon, and with Joel Robles doing little to suggest he is a long-term solution in goal for Everton, they will be searching for a new goalkeeper this summer - even though they don't have a manager right now due to Roberto Martinez's departure last week.

Now, ESPN report that Everton are interested in signing Hellas Verona goalkeeper Pierluigi Gollini this summer, and are even lining up a move for the Italian.

Gollini, who is just 21, started out with Fiorentina before joining Manchester United in 2012, and after two years on the books at Old Trafford, the youngster headed back to Italy with Hellas Verona.

Now Verona's first choice goalkeeper, Gollini has impressed in Italy this season, and is showing just why United decided to sign him all those years ago.

It's suggested that Everton are now lining up a move to bring Gollini back to England this summer, possibly as a first-choice goalkeeper as they look to replace Howard.

He may have impressed this term, but throwing a 21-year-old in as the regular first-choice goalkeeper may be something of a gamble from the Toffees, if they are indeed pushing to land Gollini this summer.

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