Everton will prioritize the signing of Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny should Howard Webb move to Major League Soccer in the nascent summer, according to major English newspaper the Mirror.
Liam Corless reports that Roberto Martinez will attempt to bring down the Polish goalkeeper, who is currently on a season-long loan with Roma. The Italian outfit passed up the prospect of extending his Stadio Olimpico stay beyond this season, meaning the Goodison Park club may pursue him when the transfer window opens again.
With Arsene Wenger believed to be rating David Ospina higher than the Pole, Everton may try and lure him to Merseyside. The French manager, amidst the harsh criticisms for his Colombian shot-stopper, stated that he regarded him as world-class and claimed that he could replace Petr Cech in the long-term.
“I personally think he is world-class,” told the Arsenal manager. “If you look at his performances from January to the end of last season, he saved us in many games. We are lucky because he has a top attitude, very intelligent, very brave, very quick. I think David Ospina can be the goalkeeper of the future here as well. With PetrCech getting older, David may get more games as well.”
With Emiliano Martinez set to return from his Wolverhampton Wanderers loan spell in the summer, the former Legia Warsaw wunderkind would be deemed surplus to requirement. Accordingly, the Toffees’ attempt has a high probability of ending in fruition.
Everton have been shrewd going forward, being the most prolific team in the Premier League only to Leicester and Manchester City, on 46 goals but have leaked second most goals amongst the top-half sides. Wojciech Szczesny has experience on the English soil and can be decisive in their European football pursuit next season.