Report: Koeman wants to bring Diego Alves to Everton

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

Everton could be about to bring in another new goalkeeper.

New manager Ronald Koeman during the press conference

According to a report from Deporte Valenciano, Everton manager Ronald Koeman wants to bring Valencia goalkeeper Diego Alves to Goodison Park this summer, despite the recent addition of Maarten Stekelenburg.

Alves suffered a cruciate ligament injury last season, meaning he only managed 13 La Liga appearances following his return to the starting line-up in February. But he proved that setback was behind him with a series of consecutive starts for Valencia prior to the summer break.

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The 31-year-old has featured 143 times for his current club to date, while he previously turned out 125 times for Almeria and 13 times for Atletico Mineiro.

With Tim Howard leaving Everton this summer, Koeman was always going to bring in a new stopper yet it seems he could in fact be doubling up in that area, despite the presence of Joel Robles, who featured 24 times last season in all competitions.

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Alves is a far more experienced alternative and if the Brazilian did arrive on Merseyside in due course it could ultimately prove to be a very canny piece of business.

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