Asmir Begovic set to join Everton on free transfer from Bournemouth

Asmir Begovic set to join Everton on free transfer from Bournemouth

Begovic on the verge of joining Toffees

Heading into the new season, a number two goalkeeper was always a priority on Merseyside. Jordan Pickford impressed at the European Championships, but his understudy Robin Olsen was only ever on loan from AS Roma, a loan which has since expired.

As such, an experienced pair of hands were needed to step into the breach if Pickford was ever sidelined.

Enter, Asmir Begovic.

According to widespread reports, the Bosnian shot-stopper has agreed to join Rafa Benitez’s side from AFC Bournemouth, having passed a medical on Saturday.

Asmir Begovic has completed his medical and has agreed to join Everton.

Asmir travelled to Merseyside on Friday and completed the last parts of his medical this afternoon.

The finishing touches to his deal are being finalised & should be completed within the next 24-48 hours.

— Mark McAdam (@markmcadamtv) July 17, 2021

To make matters sweeter, the goalkeeper is set to arrive at the club on a free transfer, as transfer journalist Fabrizio Romano confirms.

Now 34 years old, Begovic has made over 250 Premier League appearances and has kept 63 clean sheets in the process.

Dumfries latest

Meanwhile, there has been seemingly little progress for any deal for Euro 2020 star Denzel Dumfries, with SportsWitness still reporting that he will join the Toffees this summer.

Everton fans, would you be happy with these signings?

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