Could Foster be perfect Joel replacement at Everton?

Ben Foster of West Bromwich Albion celebrates after Jake Livermore of West Bromwich Albion scores his sides first goal during the Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and...

Everton should consider goalkeeper Ben Foster to replace Joel Robles next season.

Ben Foster of West Bromwich Albion is seen during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and West Bromwich Albion at St. James Park on April 28, 2018 in Newcastle upon Tyne,...

Everton waved goodbye to goalkeeper Joel Robles this summer after five years at the Merseyside club and they need to act fast to bring in a solid replacement after his contract expired.

Jordan Pickford is the undisputed number one in the meantime at Goodison Park, but the Toffees now need a number two option going into next season and manager Marco Silva should target someone with Premier League experience.

One man that should crop up on the transfer radar is English shot-stopper Ben Foster, who was relegated to the Championship with West Bromwich Albion last season.

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However, he has had a long successful career in the top flight and kept 74 clean sheets in 288 Premier League games.

Sky Sports report (Transfer Live blog, 1:56pm, Monday, July 2, 2018) that Watford are in talks with West Brom about signing Foster and that a fee could be around £2.5million.

Ben Foster of West Bromwich Albion is challenged by Romelu Lukaku of Manchester United during the Premier League match between Manchester United and West Bromwich Albion at Old Trafford on...

Foster would be the perfect replacement for Joel at Everton and a safe pair of gloves to step into Pickford’s boots when required.

He is also an experienced 35-year-old goalkeeper that could pass on numerous tips to the England international, who is currently representing his country at the World Cup.

Joel Robles of Everton reacts during the UEFA Europa League group E match between Everton FC and Atalanta at Goodison Park on November 23, 2017 in Liverpool, United Kingdom.

A number two goalkeeper is hardly a priority signing that fans think of when the transfer window opens, but there is no doubt Silva must fill the important gap in his squad and be prepared for the worst case scenario of a Pickford injury later down the line.

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