Ronald Koeman discusses immediate transfer plans, admits he must sign another goalkeeper

New manager Ronald Koeman poses with a Everton jersey after the press conference

New Everton manager Ronald Koeman wants to sign a new goalkeeper.

Everton Chairman Bill Kenwright and new manager Ronald Koeman poseEverton Chairman Bill Kenwright and new manager Ronald Koeman pose

New Everton manager Ronald Koeman has told the Liverpool Echo that he wants to bring a new goalkeeper to Goodison Park this summer.

The Dutchman, 53, has left Southampton after two years at the club in order to replace Roberto Martinez as Everton manager, in a hugely ambitious move from the Toffees.

New manager Ronald Koeman during the press conference

New investor Farhad Moshiri appears to have tempted Koeman north with the promise of transfer funds, and his record in recent years suggests this is a huge coup for Everton - but he will immediately look to strengthen his squad.

Koeman spoke to the Liverpool Echo after his presentation on Friday, and drew attention to the club's goalkeeping situation ahead of next season.

New manager Ronald Koeman poses with a Everton jersey after the press conference

Long-term stopper Tim Howard has left the club on a free transfer in order to join MLS side Colorado Rapids, leaving Joel Robles as the club's first-choice goalkeeper.

The Spaniard did little last season to suggest that he could be a long-term solution for the club, and The Guardian report that Newcastle's Tim Krul could be a target for compatriot Koeman.

Everton Chairman Bill Kenwright and new manager Ronald Koeman during the press conference

Koeman talked about the situation, admitting that he must bring in another goalkeeper - not necessarily as first or second choice, but simply to offer competition for places as he can't afford to go into the Premier League campaign with just one senior goalkeeper.

"If you look at the squad you see one goalkeeper," said Koeman. "You can’t start a season with one goalkeeper. But it is not about ‘we need a No2, we need a No3 or we need a No1’. No, it is all about numbers of goalkeepers but first of all we need to talk with the people at Everton because I like to hear their opinions because it is important for me to make my decisions," he added.

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