Everton should swoop for Pereira amid loan exit reports

Marco Silva, Manager of Watford looks on prior to the Premier League match between Manchester City and Watford at Etihad Stadium on January 2, 2018 in Manchester, England.

Everton should plot a raid for goalkeeper Joel Pereira to replace Joel Robles.

Marco Silva, Manager of Watford arrives at the stadium prior to the Premier League match between Watford and Swansea City at Vicarage Road on December 30, 2017 in Watford, England.

Everton know they are in safe hands through the shape of Jordan Pickford as their goalkeeper for the foreseeable future, but the departure of Joel Robles this summer has left them needing a new understudy to him.

The Merseyside club allowed Joel to depart Goodison after his contract expired and bringing in a replacement for him would be a smart move.

Manager Marco Silva should be plotting a move to sign Portuguese compatriot Joel Pereira from Manchester United, a switch that seems feasible given latest reports.

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The Daily Mail reports (Live transfer blog, 1:45pm, 2 July) that Man United’s third-choice goalkeeper, Pereira, is likely to depart Old Trafford on loan next season.

Everton should be all over a potential swoop for the 6ft 2in colossus and tempt him to Merseyside with the role of being Pickford’s understudy.

Portugal goalkeeper Joel Pereira during the International Friendly match between Portugal U21 and Italy U21 at Estadio Antonio Coimbra da Mota on May 24, 2018 in Estoril, Portugal.

Pereira is a highly-rated goalkeeper that has the backing of Man Untied manager Jose Mourinho and allowing him to join a Premier League rival could help massively with his development.

The 22-year-old has only managed three first-team appearances at Old Trafford, but could have a huge future in the game and would be an excellent option behind Pickford.

Joel Castro Pereira of Manchester United in action during the Carabao Cup Third Round match between Manchester United and Burton Albion at Old Trafford on September 20, 2017 in Manchester,...

Everton should at least throw their name into the hat to try land Pereira, especially given it would be on a temporary basis and they could perhaps crank up pressure on Pickford to keep improving.

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